Baxter—INFUSOR and INTERMATE Portable Elastomeric Infusion Systems: Infusion Flow Rates May Be Greater than Intended

September 11, 2013 | Risk Management News

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In an August 23, 2013, Safety Alert letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Baxter states that it has received reports of the infusion flow rates of the systems below being greater than intended. Baxter also states that this problem may lead to toxicity and changes to efficacy that require medical intervention. Baxter further states that, in many cases, this problem occurred as the result of use that is inconsistent with the instructions for use (IFU). The manufacturer has not confirmed the information provided in the source material.

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