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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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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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Neural connector (NRFit®) changeover

Important information about the introduction of neural devices with connectors compliant with the new international standard ISO 80369-6.

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Mortality Sub-committee

The Mortality Sub-committee was developed as a collaboration between the chairs of established anaesthetic mortality committees in Australia, under the auspices of ANZCA. The group is chaired by Dr Simon Jenkins, and includes the chairs of all established anaesthetic mortality...

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Patient experience survey (anaesthesia) - guideline

Patient experience survey (anaesthesia) - guideline

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: 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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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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