Philips Recall | FDA Recommendations

 Published: July 6, 2021

By: Addie Schiefer

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Last month Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in certain devices. Many RTs have been wondering what to do next.

The FDA recently released a document that not only advises patients about contacting their provider, there are specific recommendations for health care providers and facilities and specific vents identified. This is important and useful information for RTs and managers regarding their equipment and patients.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Communications Specialist for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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