Medtronic Xomed NIM Trivantage EMG Endotracheal Tube: Class I Recall
MedSun: Newsletter #86, July 2013

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

The firm received complaints of "cuff leak" or "cuff deflation" occurring when the inflation valve cap is inappropriately removed (pulled off, instead of snapped-off sideways). This requires the physician to re-inflate or replace the deflated tube to ensure the continued breathing support of the patient.

Additional Information:

Medtronic Xomed NIM Trivantage EMG Endotracheal Tube: Class I Recall. FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. June 21, 2013.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm358172.htm


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