January 2007, Volume 37 Number 1 , p 20 - 20
FISCHER, ROBERT A. RN, MSN
Robert A. Fischer is a nurseconsultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Although you need to support the adverse event–reporting policy of your health care facility, you may voluntarily report a medical device that doesn't perform as intended by contacting MedWatch at 1800FDA1088 (fax: 1800FDA0178) or online at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm . The opinions and statements in this report are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services. Beverly Albrecht Gallauresi, RN, BS, MPH, who coordinates Device Safety , is a nurseconsultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md.
AN OXYGEN CYLINDER regulator spontaneously ignited and burned during a routine daily emergency medical system equipment check at a fire department. A fire fighter suffered second degree burns, and property damage was extensive.
The FDA has received ...