Intravenous news: The FDA report on the “B. Braun Outlook 400ES Safety Infusion System, Model Number 621-400ES: Class I Recall – Hardware May Become Unresponsive”.
ISSUE: Infusion systems upgraded with the Motorola compact flash hardware and supporting software, when used in a network environment that utilizes Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication, can potentially induce a memory leak that can cause the Management Processor to become non-responsive. This causes normal operation to stop, which is signaled by an audible backup alarm indicating that the pump is not delivering the medicine. There is no visual error warning to alert the user that the pump is not working.
BACKGROUND: The B. Braun Outlook 400ES Safety Infusion System is intended for use with B. Braun Medical Inc. Horizon Pump IV Sets to regulate the flow of primary and secondary fluids when positive pressure is required. The infusion system is capable of delivering fluid when the IV fluid container is lower than the pump and provides the accurate volume of all standard IV fluid, including blood, lipids, and Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).
RECOMMENDATION: Customers should deactivate the wireless communication on their pumps and return them to the manufacturer.