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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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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: 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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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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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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CPD requirements for Rural Generalist Anaesthetists (RGAs)

In May 2023, the TC-RGA agreed that Rural Generalist Anaesthetists (RGAs) would be recommended to undertake the Continuing Professional Developement (CPD) program-level requirements identified in the ANZCA and FPM CPD standard.

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