Alaris™ and Asena™ syringe pumps – risk of uncontrolled bolus of medicine

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Manufactured by CareFusion/BD Medical – identify and replace broken backplate spring in the plunger assembly and note updated preventative maintenance schedule for these pumps” MHRA (2017).

MHRA report “Manufactured by CareFusion/BD Medical – identify and replace broken backplate spring in the plunger assembly and note updated preventative maintenance schedule for these pumps.”

Action:

  • Identify all devices with the product codes listed in the FSN
  • Ensure hospital or Carefusion service specialist checks pumps as detailed in the FSN
  • Prioritise devices used in paediatric/neonatal/critical care areas and all devices more than three years old
  • Ensure hospital or CareFusion replace broken springs
  • Ensure all syringe pumps are regularly maintained and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s updated preventative maintenance
  • Note that this alert replaces MDA/2017/003, which we published in February 2017
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