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IRIC safety alert

National Patient Safety Alert - NatPSA/2021/005/MHRA

Published on 23 June 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

NatPSA/2021/005/MHRA - Philips ventilator, CPAP and BiPAP devices: Potential for patient harm due to inhalation of particles.



Philips have issued 2 FSNs about selected ventilators and CPAP and BiPAP devices. These devices are primarily used in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and type 2 respiratory failure. There is a risk of patient harm from degradation of the sound abatement foam found in these devices.