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Update: Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with heater-cooler devices

In November, 2015, we informed you of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alert regarding the potential risk of Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria infections associated with using Stöckert 3T heater-cooler devices to care for your cardiothoracic surgical patients.

The FDA recently updated this particular health alert to include specific recommendations for your health care facility and staff.

The recommendations specifically address:

  • Facilities that currently use 3T devices
  • Facilities that used 3T devices manufactured before Sept. 2014
  • Facilities that have 3T devices that were manufactured after Sept. 2014

The updated alert also contains recommendations for patients.

Read the FDA notice.

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