Safety Alert for Analyzer for electrolytes and arterial gases

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc..

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
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  • Reason
    It was stated by the manufacturer that there may be errors in the identification of the sample to be analyzed by the aforementioned medical device because users can modify some demographic data such as identification of the patient, which can lead to erroneous results.


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  • Product Description
    The RAPIDPOINT® 400/405 instruments are analyzers for electrolyte and arterial gas tests at the patient's bedside by electrochemistry. It uses samples of arterial blood or capillary. It reports the values of PH, PCO2, PO2, HCO3-, CTCO2, CO-OXI, BE (ECF), O2SAT, O2CT, PO2 (AA), PO2 (A / A), FO2HB, FMETHB and FCOHB for blood gases and electrolytes Na +, K +, Ca ++, Cl-, Li +, glucose, lactate, Hct YHb. It is a system designed for critical patients in surgery, uci and emergencies that reports the values of the tests and communicates the results of the patient's clinics. The reagents used with the RAPIDPOINT® devices have a health record.
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