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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