Safety alert: Fluid warming systems

 
A recent study published in the journal Anaesthesia suggested the use of certain types of fluid warmers might release free aluminum into the infusion fluid.
  
Vyaire Medical the manufacturer of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System has announced an immediate global recall of the enFlow® disposable cartridges used with the enFlow® fluid warming system (part numbers 980200EU, 980202EU).

Vyaire is directing customers to suspend use of the enFlow® system and follow instructions provided by the Company in its recall notice with regard to the affected cartridges. The relevant recall action notification by the TGA can be found here.
   
The college will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to fellows and trainees as required via the ANZCA website. 
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