A risk of improper infusion has prompted the recall of an infusion pump designed to be used in conjunction with an MRI scan. The recall was announced by the Iradimed Corporation and affects MRidium 3860+ Infusion Systems that contain an 1145 Dose Error Reduction System Drug Library Kit. When a healthcare professional is setting the product up for the first infusion, the system has the potential to advise the incorrect infusion rate when the override system has been turned on. If the user heeds this recommendation, the patient could end up getting too much or too little of the given medication or fluid, a situation that has the potential to cause injury or even a fatality. The items were made available across the country up until June 28 of this year, and a software upgrade will reportedly be needed to correct the problem.
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