Field Safety Notice for Vygon Premicath neonatal PICC with stylet

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Vygon UK Limited has issued a Field Safety Notice following revision of the Instructions For Use (IFU) for specific codes of their Premicath and Premistar catheters concerning removal of the stylet from the catheter” NHS Supply Chain (2017).

NHS Supply Chain report “Vygon UK Limited has issued a Field Safety Notice following revision of the Instructions For Use (IFU) for specific codes of their Premicath and Premistar catheters concerning removal of the stylet from the catheter. In order to remove the stylet, disconnect between the T‐Piece and catheter hub. If difficulty is experienced stop, let vein rest for a minute and try removal again very slowly. Gentle flushing of the catheter with saline or diluted lipid solution may assist in stylet removal. If resistance still remains withdraw catheter and stylet simultaneously.”

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