See the Royal College of Emergency Medicine's safety alerts and browse external newsflash alerts regarding Emergency Medicine below.
Patient Safety Alerts
Links to NHS England, MHRA and Public Health England patient safety alerts can be found below:
Intravenous N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for paracetamol overdose: reminder of authorised dose regimen; possible need for continued treatment with NAC - 24 January 2017
For a full description of the new product information, please visit the electronic medicines compendium (eMC) website.
All Medical Device Alerts (MDA) can be viewed on the MHRA website here. Selected MDAs sent by the MHRA for circulation to RCEM members are listed below:
Automatic external defibrillator (AED) LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS – risk of failure to deliver a shock (MDA/2016/0018)
Four Bipolar QuickSite and QuickFlex lead models – risk of worsening heart failure symptoms due to wear and/or abrasion of lead insulation after implantation (MDA/2016/007)
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