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TGA warns consumers of Ozempic pill scams

The TGA has released a warning cautioning consumers of the quality of Ozempic pills obtained by scammers or illicit suppliers

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What is anaesthesia?

​There are several types of anaesthesia that may be used individually or in combination, depending on the operation.

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Patient Clinical Interaction Assessment FAQs

The Patient Clinical Interaction Assessment (PCIA) is being introduced in 2025 to address the gap left when the patient clinical interaction was removed from the medical viva (in 2020).

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Safer Care Victoria Alert: Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine batch #9949864 (Update)

A batch containing preservative has mistakenly been shipped in place of that without preservative. Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine with preservative may cause patient harm if administered intrathecally or epidurally.

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AU recall: ITL Australia catheter kit - compromised sterility of specific models/lots

Recall in Australia of specific models and lots of this single-use surgical procedure pack due to possible compromised sterility, increasing the risk of patient bloodstream infection.

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AU defect: Philips IntelliVue Monitors with Nellcor SpO2 Boards, malfunction with age

The SpO2 function on certain model numbers deteriorates with age, leading to a malfunction technical alarm. Keep an alternative SpO2 monitor on hand, and book a service if malfunction occurs.

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Probable allergic reaction to Spongostan

The college has been made aware of an incident involving a probable allergic reaction to Spongostan (a gelatin foam).

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AU recall: Philips BiPAP A40 – non-conforming materials could cause off-gassing or device failure

Recall in Australia of bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) ventilator devices that may contain a plastic material that could degrade and cause off-gassing or device failure.

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Recall: ISO-GARD filter for breathing circuits (antimicrobial heat-moisture exchanger) may split or

Specified lot numbers of ISO-GARD filters marketed by Teleflex Medical may split or detach during use, potentially resulting in leakage and insufficient air supply. Check for affected stock, quarantine and return.

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Product Defect Alert: Pressure Plates used in Level 1 Fast Fluid Flow Fluid Warmers

A changed hinge design may cause variable pressure on the IV bag, leading to under-delivery or delay of therapy with possible consequences including hypothermia, hypovolemia, and/or hypotension.

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