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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

MHRA issues medical equipment advice

Medical product legislation may be under the spotlight this week after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) highlighted a number of possible accidents previously reported.

According to the organisation, poor practice or interface problems can potentially cause a range of injuries when people "take equipment for granted".

The MHRA cites the case of a nurse who suffered burns to her hands when a damaged mains lead to an electrocardiograph machine was plugged in, while it also noted the differences often found between electro-surgical equipment produced by various manufacturers.

In addition, the use of anti-microbial alcohol-based gel was highlighted, after a nurse used the product before changing the setting of a patient's oxygen supply, leading to the gel igniting and causing burns.

As a government agency, the MHRA works to ensure safety and compliance with all medical devices and medicines.

Do they now?

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