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The National Patient Safety Alert on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation, has been issued and can be accessed via the following link The most common types of foreign bodies identified in incident reports were transparent backing plastic from electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes and plastic caps of unclear origin…. [read more]

CME / BD Ltd. have issued a new Field Safety Notice (FSN) to all users of the T34 syringe driver advising on the use of a ‘Duracell PLUS‘ 9 volt 6LR61 type battery. The FSN also asks everyone to review their current batteries (as others may be used) and review and monitor their use going… [read more]

NAMDET’s Chairman (Paul Lee)  presented the survey results and feedback on battery performance in T34 syringe drivers at yesterdays MDSO webex in the UK. The results (see link below) show a number of 9-volt batteries affecting the performance of the T34 syringe drivers and how this has affected patient safety & well being. MDSO webex… [read more]

Our colleagues at NHSI have been made aware of a small number of incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) suggesting inability to detach or disengage the probe and hosing of respiratory support devices, in particular ventilators, from the Schrader outlet of integral valve oxygen cylinders. From a patient safety perspective this… [read more]

This month’s MDSO webex in the UK will include the NAMDET T34 battery performance survey, where we’ve received responses from over 60 NHS Trusts and organisations across the UK. Heres the current agenda: (may change) What’s new – MHRA,NHSI/E and NAMDET Emollients and fire risk – Fire Brigade and MHRA MHRA guidance on thermal scanners… [read more]

NAMDET members are discussing the age old ‘targets for training compliance’ and the figures of 70%, 80% etc. have been used in the past as a minimum number before release of devices into clinical use. NAMDET is now looking to see if we can get a consensus and national agreement  (with supportive and empirical evidence)… [read more]

NAMDET’s survey results on battery performance in T34 syringe drivers across the UK are in. The collated results have been shared (as previously agreed) via the NHS: MDSO forum page and all Medical Device Safety Officers, and those registered, can access using their login details. Over 60 NHS establishments reported their issues around 9 volt… [read more]

The report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has been published and identifies a number of key recommendations around medicines and ‘medical devices’ for all to consider. NAMDET is reviewing this document to see how best we can help support the findings and any of its recommendations. The report is available to… [read more]

The MHRA has issued up to date warnings  around using thermal cameras and other such temperature screening devices in the use of Covid-19 screening. Don’t rely on temperature screening products for detection of coronavirus (COVID-19), says MHRA. There is little scientific evidence to support temperature screening as a reliable method for detection of COVID-19 or… [read more]

NAMDET are pleased to offer opportunities to industry to share stories, research, new product development, product launches and articles of interest in the MDET journal. The media rate card offers a unique opportunity to reach out to over 1,100 members across the UK, Ireland , Europe (and USA) too. Download a copy of the media… [read more]

Sep 19, 2020
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Patient Safety Alert:foreign body aspiration during intubation and ventilation

The National Patient Safety Alert on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced... [read more]

Sep 18, 2020
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T34 battery (Field Safety Notice) from CME/BD Ltd.

CME / BD Ltd. have issued a new Field Safety Notice (FSN) to all users... [read more]

Sep 03, 2020
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T34 syringe driver battery performance: survey results

NAMDET's Chairman (Paul Lee)  presented the survey results and feedback on battery performance in T34... [read more]

Aug 22, 2020
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Detaching and disengaging Schrader valves !

Our colleagues at NHSI have been made aware of a small number of incidents reported... [read more]

Aug 21, 2020
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MDSO webex 2nd Sept at 1pm

This month's MDSO webex in the UK will include the NAMDET T34 battery performance survey,... [read more]

Aug 15, 2020
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70% or more… where does that come from?

NAMDET members are discussing the age old 'targets for training compliance' and the figures of... [read more]