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Accuracy of pulse oximeters at low oxygen saturation

Pulse oximeters may overestimate arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) for patients with non-white skin when SpO2 falls below 90 per cent.

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Dantrolene supply shortage

Pfiezer has been experiencing supply chain issues with Dantrolene products

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Dexamethasone brand change contains propylene glycol

New brand of dexamethasone 4mg ampoules, Hameln, contains propylene glycol.

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Defect: Aisys CS2/Avance CS2/Avance CS2 Pro Anaesthesia Systems, switched O2/air pressure reading

Specified models can show O2 and air cylinder pressure readings as switched, creating possible risk of the cylinder in use depleting without warning.

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AU recall: AMSORB PLUS Prefilled G-Can 1.0L anaesthesia absorber cartridge, possible gas leak

A small number of these GE Healthcare anaesthesia absorber cartridges from lot 110122F312 may leak gas between purple lid and canister body. Always run anaesthesia machine pre-use test to detect any leak.

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Supply shortage of Dantrolene

Pfizer Australia has informed there is a shortage of Australian registered DANTROLENE (as sodium hemiheptahydrate) 20 mg powder for injection vial due to unexpected increase in consumer demand.

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Transition to sole medicine ingredient names in Australia.

The TGA has announced changes to how medicine labels will show ingredient names.

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COVID-19 patient screening study

New Australian research on COVID-19 screening of hospital patients during the first wave of the pandemic found that the documentation of patient screening procedures before surgery could be improved.

Misaligned volume markings on BD 5mL syringe

Graduated volume markings are reported to be misaligned on the BD (Becton Dickinson) 5mL luer-slip syringe, item number 302130, leading to measurement error.

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CO2 insufflation in endoscopy reduces risk of gas embolism

Following the death of a person from suspected venous air embolism, ANZCA recommends CO2 is used for endoscopy insufflation and that anaesthetists maintain a high index of clinical suspicion of gas embolism.

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