10/12/16

Nurse Assist Initiates Recall of IV Flush Syringes Due to Infections


By on 9:12 AM

Nurse Assist, a Texas-based medical device manufacturer primarily for hospitals and long-term care facilities, has announced the initiation of a voluntarily recall of all unexpired lots of IV flush syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections.

To date, infections have been reported in four states:

As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, symptoms of B. cepacia infection vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis. B. cepacia can also be resistant to many common antibiotics.

The recall applies to flush syringes with 3ml, 5ml and 10 ml fills across four product codes. These lots were distributed between February 16 and September 30 of this year.

To return recalled product for credit, contact Nurse Assist customer service at (800) 649-6800 ext. 10.
 

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