FDA report “Fresenius Medical Care North America issued a recall notice for NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate, 6.4 liters (intended for use in hemodialysis machines). Bacterial contamination of the dialysate may lead to bacteremia or systemic infection. The dialysis filter (dialyzer) and the use of the Diasafe filter or equivalent create an effective bacteria and endotoxin barrier that makes this event unlikely.”
FDA recall of NaturaLyte liquid bicarbonate concentrate http://ctt.ec/32dd5+ @ivteam #ivteam
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.