Tel Fax Email info nationalcareassociation. We are therefore not envisioning any of these older style syringe drivers to still be in use. Hospices should therefore have acted on the alert at the time. Please contact NHS Improvement directly with any queries. Medsafe has commenced consultation with healthcare professionals and stakeholder groups to determine a process and timeline for the removal of all existing Graseby MS-series devices from clinical use. Please Allow Javascript in your browser This website needs Javascript activated in your browser to function. This website needs Javascript activated in your browser to function.

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Discontinuation of supply of Graseby MS16A and MS26 syringe drivers

These guidelines reflect international minimum requirements for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

Alternatively you can ring our office on The report highlighted concerns about mw16a 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.

We are therefore not envisioning any of these older style syringe drivers to still be in use. Spare parts and service for existing devices continue to be available through Smiths Medical at this time.

Graseby MS16A Syringe Pump – Ardus Medical

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. We would advise that if any syribge these types of syringe drivers are found to be in use they should be withdrawn as soon as possible; ensuring patient care is not compromised. Hospices should therefore have acted on the alert at the ns16a.

Medsafe also recognises the on-going risks associated with these devices and therefore advises users to give immediate consideration to sourcing alternative equipment which meets the “Essential Principles” for safety and efficacy. Old-style Graseby syringe drivers e. Medsafe does not undertake comparative evaluation of medical devices, nor is it appropriate for Medsafe to endorse any specific device. 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.

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These syringe drivers are commonly used in palliative care and other situations to provide continuous ambulatory infusion of medicines. Join mx16a conversation in jabathon week 8thth October by sharing your reasons for getting the flu jab and nominating two other people to get theirs. Medsafe has commenced consultation with healthcare professionals and stakeholder groups to determine a process and timeline for the removal of all existing Graseby MS-series devices from clinical use.

Old-style Graseby syringe drivers (e.g. MS16, MS16A, MS26)

Kingston Business Excellence Awards You will be aware of the media interest over the weekend in relation to the Gosport Inquiry and specifically the use of the older Graseby syringe drivers that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length e. We would therefore encourage organisations to directly contact all their clinical teams and units to check if they have any old-style syringe drivers.

How to Join NCA? Regulators in several countries, including Australia and the UK, have previously issued safety alerts in relation to the Graseby MS-Series Syringe Driver and these have related to possibilities syronge over-infusion, tampering with the syrinhe and confusion between the different models of Graseby device.

Graseby MS16A Syringe Pump

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.

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Users should consider how best to phase the use of these sm16a out and consider which device or devices may be used as ma16a satisfactory replacement. Thank you for undertaking this additional check to ensure past safety advice has been fully implemented. However, we would urge you to undertake local checks to ensure that none of the old-style Graseby ambulatory syringe drivers, that worked by measuring millimetres of eyringe length, are still in use in your organisation e.

If you have any queries or problems and you would like to speak to one of our team then please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Medsafe recognises the clinical implications syrinnge 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.

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This zyringe needs Javascript activated in your browser to function. This document briefs you on the situation, the reasons for Medsafe’s action and the action that will need to be taken by users of these devices.