CareFusion—Various Infusion Sets Used with Alaris and Gemini Large Volume Pump Modules: Manufacturer Reminds Users of Proper Administration to Prevent Pumping Segment Bulging

August 7, 2013 | Risk Management News

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In a July 25, 2013, Important Product Information Notification letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, CareFusion states that failure to follow the stated directions for use (DFU) with the pump modules below may lead to bulging or ballooning of the silicone pumping segment of the infusion sets below. The DFU states "For IV push medication (put instrument on hold), clamp tubing above port." This problem may lead to the leaking of fluids from the IV sets. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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