IABP Devices Being Evaluated By the FDA Due to Battery Complications
There have been over 75 medical device reports of Maquet/Datascope IABP devices shutting down while running on battery.
- Charging the IABP system whenever possible during patient use, and when the system is not in use in order to prevent the battery from depleting.
- Ensuring that the battery is completely charged before transporting patients within or between facilities, as well as having ancillary charged batteries on hand during transport.
- Periodically check battery run time and replace batteries as required, and as instructed in the system's instruction manual.
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