One of our neos just told me the other day that we'll be getting our "new and improved" Vapotherms back in a few weeks.
We can finally put those horrible NCPAPs/SiPAP's away for good! Apparently the FDA approved the Vapotherms with a new cleaning/manufacturing process, but they were unable to find a link between the unit and the Ralstonia outbreaks. Our neos switched to NCPAP and a few HFNC's for the last 10months or so, but it'll be great to have 'em back. I think kids did so much better off the vent on Vapotherms than on NCPAP/SiPAP.
Are any of you getting them back???
Jan 9, '07
vapotherm announces reintroduction of 2000i devices to market
stevensville, maryland, january 4, 2007:
vapotherm, inc. announced today that its 2000i high flow humidification device has been reintroduced to the market after agreement by the u.s. food and drug administration (fda) that the company can begin shipping the devices to customers. the company is notifying its hospital and homecare customers to arrange for shipment of devices beginning this week.
the devices are being returned to customers with new instructions for use, including the recommendation to utilize only sterile water in the system. read more >>
ok to rejoyce now!
remember you heard heard it here first @ allnurses. karen
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 10, '07