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Product defect correction: damaged barrels on BD Plastipak 50mL Syringe with Luer-Lok Tip

Damaged barrels may admit air. Check all devices before, during and after use, and report any defective devices discovered.

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Product defect correction: Medfusion syringe pump models 3500 & 4000, eight issues

Several of the eight issues could cause serious injury or death. Remove and quarantine device from use.

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Australian Recall: Medtronic Covidien Shiley Hi/Low-Contour Oral/Nasal Tracheal Tubes Cuffed

Recall in Australia of certain lot numbers of Medtronic endotracheal tubes, after a shipment may have been exposed to fungicide.

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Recall: Cook Medical Fixed Core & Roadrunner Hydrophilic Wire Guides – compromised sterility

Breached seal in packaging of specific lot numbers of these wire guide devices means sterility is compromised, creating risk of infection in patients. Quarantine all unused devices and return to supplier.

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Jannsen-Cilag CADD Infusions Systems Disposables product defect

Jannsen-Cilag CADD Infusion Systems Disposables as part of Veletri Consumables Kit may underdeliver infusion doses or fail to detect attachment of the cassettes.

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Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

ANZCA is currently developing a comprehensive strategy to ensure that the college meets its responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Aotearoa/New Zealand’s founding document.

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Class 1 recall notification - Infusion Sets for Alaris™ Pumps (GP, VP, CC, GW/GW800, SE and IVAC™ 59

Manufacturer, Becton Dickinson (BD), has advised of the recall of a number of Dedicated and Non–dedicated infusion sets and accessories.

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Co-prescription of gabapentinoids and opioids

Following the death of a person after minor foot surgery, ANZCA reminds fellows that under certain conditions the interaction of gabapentinoids and opioids can cause severe respiratory depression, resulting in death.

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Recall: DBL Vancomycin 500 mg injection vial, concerns about decreased potency

A recall has been issued for batches J036913AA & J036913BA of DBL Vancomycin (vancomycin hydrochloride) 500 mg powder for injection vials due to out of specification of specificity stability results which do not meet the shelf-life specification for potency or have atypically...

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Glycine toxicity and TURP syndrome

ANZCA has been reminded of recent reports of adverse events related to use of glycine irrigation for TURP surgery

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