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T34 syringe line no longer available; what alternatives are being used?

Users of the CME line (100-172sx) a low priming volume (approx. 0.5ml), anti-kink and anti-siphon valved line used for the T34 syringe driver, have been informed that this is no longer being made, and an alternative is available. However the replacement line has a larger priming volume (greater than 1ml) and NAMDET members are being …

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Conference 2022, November 17th, York Racecourse. Reserve your place

NAMDET conference organising committee are pleased to announce the launch of the Conference 2022 resources page. This year’s event is taking place in the historic city of York, and the theme is ‘Learning to Connect‘. We will focus on improved networking, linking in with others, and of course the digital world and connectivity. Delegate information, …

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Know Your Infusion Pump Vulnerabilities and Secure Your Healthcare Organisation (USA study raises concern; UK users need to think ahead)

USA research set out to better understand how well hospitals and other healthcare providers are doing in securing smart infusion pumps, which are network-connected devices that deliver medications and fluids to patients. This topic is of critical concern because security lapses in these devices have the potential to put lives at risk or expose sensitive …

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As a Nurse in the USA Faces Prison for a Deadly Error, Her Colleagues Worry: Could I Be Next?….. UPDATE… !!

UPDATE. Tennessee nurse convicted in lethal drug error sentenced to three years probation.. read the update here Four years ago, inside the most prestigious hospital in Tennessee USA, nurse RaDonda Vaught withdrew a vial from an electronic medication cabinet, administered the drug to a patient, and somehow overlooked signs of a terrible and deadly mistake. …

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MHRA launches public consultation on future of medical device regulation

Launched by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the 10-week consultation gives everyone the opportunity to draw on their own experiences and contribute to the improvement of the regulatory framework and patient safety in the future. CLOSING DATE IS NOVEMBER 25th (11:45 a.m.) 2021 From hearing aids and walking sticks, to insulin pumps …

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HSIB report (Foetal Monitoring) and new investigation Blood Transfusions for neonates

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) have just issued their report into their investigations into suitability of equipment used for continuous foetal heart rate monitoring. In addition they have also launched a national investigation into the safety risk of delayed administration of neonatal blood transfusions. Specifically, the investigation explores communication between multidisciplinary teams of risk factors …

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