Medical Bed Mattresses: FDA Safety Communication
MedSun: Newsletter #84, May 2013

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

From January 2011 to January 2013, the FDA received 458 reports associated with medical bed mattress covers failing to prevent blood and body fluids from leaking into the mattress (fluid ingress. The FDA is concerned that fluid ingress from worn or damaged medical bed mattress covers may be widespread and largely under-recognized by health care providers, health care facility staff, and caregivers. The FDA will continue to monitor this issue and keep the public informed if new information becomes available.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Medical Bed Mattresses: FDA Safety Communication. April 19, 2013.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm348677.htm


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