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FDA Issues Recall of Ventilators that Can Stop Delivering Therapy


FDA Issues Recall of Ventilators that Can Stop Delivering TherapyThe FDA issued a Class 1 recall of the Trilogy 100 ventilator due to a manufacturing issue that can cause the device to stop delivering therapy to the patient. Part of the blower that circulates air and other gases through the ventilator may move out of position and cause the device to alarm. The FDA warned health care facilities, especially hospitals and nursing homes where the ventilators are used most frequently, to stop using the devices, and that failure to respond to an alarm could result in the potential for harm or death of a ventilator-dependent patient. See the FDA recall announcement.

 

 

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