Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Medsafe does not undertake comparative evaluation of medical devices, nor is it appropriate for Medsafe to endorse any specific device. Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has instructed NHS trusts to remove hazardous syringe drivers from wards. Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Please update your billing details here.
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The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. Although available for some time it has become apparent that the safety features of the Graseby MS-Series devices have not been upgraded to comply with current minimum standards as recommended by internationally respected regulators.
Please contact NHS Improvement directly with any queries. Medsafe recognises the clinical implications of this situation and thus does not currently require existing devices to be recalled or withdrawn from clinical use when alternates are not available provided the manufacturer’s instructions are carefully observed. The report highlighted concerns about the ongoing availability and usage of certain models of Graseby syringe drivers, specifically the use of the older Graseby syringe drivers that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length e.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has instructed NHS trusts to remove hazardous syringe drivers from wards. If you have any queries or problems and you would like to speak to one of our team then please fill in the grwseby form below and we will fraseby back to you as soon as possible.
Hospices should therefore have acted on the alert at the time. Users should consider how best to phase the use of these devices out and consider which device or devices may be used as a satisfactory replacement. Want to read more? Please update your billing details here.
Medsafe does not undertake comparative evaluation of medical devices, nor mx it appropriate for Medsafe to endorse any specific device. Please update your billing information. We are therefore not envisioning any of these older style syringe drivers to still be in use.
However, we would urge you to undertake local checks to ensure that none of the old-style Graseby syginge syringe drivers, that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length, are still in use in your organisation e. Contact If you have any queries or problems and you would like to gdaseby to one of our team then please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details.
Discontinuation of supply of Graseby MS16A and MS26 syringe drivers
We would therefore encourage organisations to directly contact all their clinical teams and units to check if they have any old-style syringe drivers. Graseby MS 16A and MS 26 pumps led to the rapid infusion syrknge the bloodstream of dangerous doses of drugs.
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Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Read the full article. This document briefs you on the situation, the reasons for Medsafe’s action and the action that gtaseby need to be taken by users of these devices.
These syringe drivers are commonly used in palliative care and other situations to provide continuous ambulatory infusion of medicines.
We are aware that large chains may hold medical device asset registers which should provide the necessary information but we know that often these syringe drivers may have been purchased directly by clinical teams using charitable donations and may not have gone through formal organisational purchasing routes.
Accessibility Links Skip to content. Old-style Graseby syringe drivers e. We would advise that if any of these types of syringe drivers are found to be in use they should be withdrawn as soon as possible; ensuring patient care is not compromised.
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However Medsafe can assist users by providing information about the notification status of alternative devices on the Web Assisted Notification of Devices WAND database and by facilitating end-user group discussions. Subscribe now and get unlimited digital access on web and our smartphone wyringe tablet apps, free for your first month.