This page is reserved for any resources to help and share through this initial phase of the FSN and MHRA Patient Safety Alert. Becton Dickinson (BD) have notified MHRA that the sterility of some of their devices cannot be guaranteed due to quality issues with their third-party sterilisation provider. BD is recalling all affected stock of the following products:
- Infusion sets for specific Alaris Pumps
- Gravity infusion sets and connectors
Although the devices are likely to be sterile this cannot be guaranteed so there is a very small risk of infection from treatment with these devices. There will be supply disruption whilst BD transfer products to a new sterilisation provider.
Resources and links below to shared resources
NOTE: Please note these resources have been freely given and shared in good faith. It is the responsibility of those that download and use the content to ensure they are checked before using. If you should find any anomalies or errors please inform NAMDET immediately.
BD Ltd. Field Safety Notice
Issued to all users of their giving sets and consumables. devices affected include Alaris infusion pumps (GP, VP, CC syringe pumps, SE, GW and IVAC 560). Also included a number of other devices such as bag spikes, needle free connectors etc.
MHRA Patient Safety Alert
MHRA Patient Safety Alert issued on March 11th in response to the BD Field Safety Notice.
NIVAS flushing guidance 2021
Updated guidance from the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS) around flushing IV lines and residual medication.
Barts Health NHS Trusts Medical Devices Webpage
BARTS Health NHS TRUST have very kindly offered a free link to their website that includes user guides, and competencies for a number of infusion devices.