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NAMDET established a DERS and SMART PUMP position statement group back in 2018 to look at the current evidence, review DERS in use and gather any data around smart pumps, their ability to reduce risk and investigate the UK position. The culmination of their meetings and data gathering has resulted in the attached report and… [read more]

NAMDET are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a short annual update via TEAMS on November 12th from 12 til 1.pm (UK time) to share the year’s successes. Click here to join the meeting Please also make sure you join the meeting in plenty of time and follow the meeting ‘etiquette code’ as… [read more]

NAMDET are pleased to announce the October 2020 edition of our journal MDET is now available for all members. Please follow this link to read MDET and see articles on medical device regulations, safety for drip stands, batteries & the T34 syringe driver, covid temperature measurement and more. Get updates and news from the MHRA… [read more]

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]

Nov 12, 2020
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NAMDET DERS and SMART PUMP position statement report

NAMDET established a DERS and SMART PUMP position statement group back in 2018 to look... [read more]

Nov 10, 2020
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NAMDET Virtual Meeting 12th Nov 12 til 1pm

NAMDET are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a short annual update via... [read more]

Oct 18, 2020
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MDET Journal October 2020 now available

NAMDET are pleased to announce the October 2020 edition of our journal MDET is now... [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]