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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: PRODUCTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD -9611590 ARCTIC GEL PADS ARCTIC SUN GEL PADS

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PRODUCTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD -9611590 ARCTIC GEL PADS ARCTIC SUN GEL PADS Back to Search Results
Device Problem Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Cardiac Arrest (1762); Death (1802); Fall (1848); Head Injury (1879); Partial thickness (Second Degree) Burn (2694)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
The device was not returned for evaluation. The lot number is unknown; therefore, the device history record could not be reviewed. The instructions for use state the following: "¿do not place arcticgel¿ pads on skin that has signs of ulcerations, burns, hives or rash. While there are no known allergies to hydrogel materials, caution should be exercised with any patient with a history of skin allergies or sensitivities. Due to underlying medical or physiological conditions, some patients are more susceptible to skin damage from pressure and heat or cold. Patients at risk include those with poor tissue perfusion or poor skin integrity due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and poor nutritional status or steroid or high dose vasopressor therapy. If accessible, examine the patient¿s skin under the arcticgel¿ pads often; especially those patients at higher risk of skin injury. Skin injury may occur as a cumulative result of pressure, time and temperature. Do not place bean bags or other firm positioning devices under the arcticgel¿ pads. Do not place any positioning devices under the pad manifolds or patient lines. ¿ (b)(4). The information provided by bard represents all of the known information at this time. Despite good faith efforts to obtain additional information, the complainant / reporter was unable or unwilling to provide any further patient, product, or procedural details to bard. The device was not returned.
 
Event Description
It was reported that a patient had skin blisters underneath the arctic sun gel pads. The patient began the cooling phase on (b)(6) 2016, and he began the rewarm phase on (b)(6) 2017. The skin was reported to be intact until (b)(6); after which, there were allegedly multiple areas on the chest, axilla area, back, flank, abdomen, and bilaterally on the thighs. By (b)(6) the blisters opened, and the patient had one open area 2. 5 cm by 1 cm (partial thickness injury), and another area 8cm by 3 cm (partial thickness injury). Both open areas were on his back. Therapy was continued with a barrier between the blisters and the gel pads. The patient was declared brain dead. However, the patient expired due to natural causes. The nurse reported that the death was due to the patient's condition, and did not allege the death against the device. It was later reported that the patient arrested off site, resulting in a fall at which time he injured his head. Subsequently, he was transported to another facility and arrested there. He was then transferred to (b)(6) where he also arrested. The patient was subsequently declared brain dead. The patient was (b)(6). Clinical statement: the patient¿s reported death was an incidental element of the patient¿s medical history and is unrelated to the reason for the complaint. There is no indication, report or allegation that the device malfunction was related to the patient's death.
 
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Brand NameARCTIC GEL PADS
Type of DeviceARCTIC SUN GEL PADS
Manufacturer (Section D)
PRODUCTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD -9611590
km. 7 carretera internacional
nogales, sonora 85621
MX 85621
Manufacturer (Section G)
PRODUCTOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE LA SALUD -9611590
km. 7 carretera internacional
nogales, sonora 85621
MX 85621
Manufacturer Contact
amy gravley
8195 industrial blvd
covington, GA 30014
7707846100
MDR Report Key6348161
MDR Text Key67929349
Report Number1018233-2017-00590
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DWJ
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K142702
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type health professional,other
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 01/31/2017
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received02/21/2017
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received01/31/2017
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 02/21/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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