Teleflex—Cuffed ISIS HVT Tracheal Tubes with Subglottic Secretion Suction Ports: May Kink

January 22, 2014 | Risk Management News

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ECRI Institute’s complete weekly summary of medical device hazard and recall information is available in ECRI Institute’s Health Devices Alerts(HDA). For more information about HDA, contact us at clientservices@ecri.org.

In a January 6, 2014, Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter and a January 8, 2014, Urgent Medical Device Recall letter submitted by ECRI Institute member hospitals Teleflex states that it has received reports of the tracheal tubes below kinking during patient use, and that tracheal tube kinks may cause decreased oxygen saturation and require re-intubation of the patient. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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