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Marking Madness - April 2013 - Subscribe

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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:30 PM Page 77 What led to the recall? APRIL 17 WEB CONFERENCE Get Advice Straight From the Experts Stryker issued a recall of the Neptune 1 Silver and Neptune 2 Ultra last year, saying the devices could cause hemorrhaging and damage soft tissues, muscles and organs if used improperly. The recall came after 2 patients were injured, one fatally, when a healthcare worker inexplicably connected the Neptune 2 Ultra to a patient's chest drainage tube after surgery. Stryker says you should never use either high-powered device for respiratory tract suction, but didn't include such a warning on the label. Stryker sent all Neptune 1 Bronze, Neptune E CRI Institute has been reporting on the Stryker Neptune recall since its inception, issuing exclusive Health Devices Alerts and special reports addressing the implications. Now, to help healthcare providers comply with the various implications of this regulatory action, ECRI is presenting a web conference that will cover the facts about the recall, how risks occur when using the Neptune devices, the key steps to deciding what to do next and guidance for buying replacement devices. There will be an extended Q&A session. If you register by April 15, use discount code DAPR13 to save $60. WHAT: Stryker Neptune Waste Management System Recall: What Now? WHEN: 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, April 17 REGISTER: www.ecri.org/ Conferences/AudioConferences/ Pages/Stryker-Neptune-Waste-ManagementSystem-Recall.aspx 1 Gold and Neptune 1 Gold A P R I L 2 013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | 7 7

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