Neptune Waste Management System Back in Operating Suites

Posted by The Evidence Blog on January 3, 2017

The Neptune Waste Management Systems are used in operating room (OR) suites and surgical facilities to collect and dispose of surgical fluid waste. Some models also remove smoke generated at surgical sites by electrocautery or laser devices. In 2012, the manufacturer of these systems issued a voluntary class I recall. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines class I recalls as those issued in situations in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

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Topics: Health Technologies, Hospitals, Hayes Blog, Devices, recalls

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