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SIM2204

Published on 01 April 2022

01 April 2022 – Review Date: 01 April 2023

National Procurement Incident Management Team (IMT) Supplementary Risk Assessment to NatPSA/2022/002/MHRA: Philips Health Systems V60, V60 Plus and V680 ventilators – potential unexpected shutdown leading to complete loss of ventilation

Summary

NatPSA/2022/002/MHRA: Philips Health Systems V60, V60 Plus and V680 ventilators – potential unexpected shutdown leading to complete loss of ventilation, issued on 29 March 2022, highlighted hardware faults affecting all V60, V60 Plus and V680 ventilators currently in use. The faults can result in an unexpected full shutdown, potentially without triggering a warning alarm or notification. Philips have confirmed that there is not currently a solution to resolve this issue.

National Procurement IMT produced a supplementary risk assessment with recommendations as affected devices are in use in Scotland (see annex).

Action

  • Refer to the attached supplementary risk assessment produced by National Procurement IMT and follow the recommendations.

Enquiries

Enquiries and adverse incident reports should be addressed to:

Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre (IRIC)
NHS National Services Scotland
Tel: 0131 275 7575
Email: nss.iric@nhs.scot

IRIC remit

General information about adverse incidents, safety alerts and IRIC’s role can be found in CEL 43 (2009), Safety of Health, Social Care, Estates and Facilities Equipment: NHS Board and Local Authority Responsibilities, issued 30 October 2009.

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