I miss my NEPTUNE

  1. So, how about you? Has the recall reached your part of the country? Though the first recall was awhile ago, there was a reprieve at my last assignment in Anchorage, from Nov thru April. Now this month, they are gone here in Seattle. I know the reasons, rationale, etc, just have to google it. But it just makes scopes and large irrigation cases just painful.
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  3. by   krwrnbsn
    We also lost our Neptune to the recall. We now use Dornoch suction machines. They are a bit different but do the job. Google them and check it out!
  4. by   Ilovethe80s
    Quote from nursinadream
    So, how about you? Has the recall reached your part of the country? Though the first recall was awhile ago, there was a reprieve at my last assignment in Anchorage, from Nov thru April. Now this month, they are gone here in Seattle. I know the reasons, rationale, etc, just have to google it. But it just makes scopes and large irrigation cases just painful.
    Yes, I miss the neptunes, too! We use dornoch suction machines now. They are similar to the neptunes.
  5. by   Rose_Queen
    Still using our Neptunes. Not looking forward to when/if we lose them (we have the certificate of medical necessity). I still think it's incredibly sad that an entire country is being punished for the incredibly low number (2 according to this recall notice: Stryker Instruments, Neptune Rover Waste Management Systems) of incidents related to improper use of the suction device. I mean really, who on earth could be so stupid that they connect such a high-powered suction to a freaking chest tube? Yet there are other things out there that cause so many more problems that aren't being recalled.

    Okay, rant over/off my soapbox now.
  6. by   springchick1
    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose
    Still using our Neptunes. Not looking forward to when/if we lose them (we have the certificate of medical necessity). I still think it's incredibly sad that an entire country is being punished for the incredibly low number (2 according to this recall notice: Stryker Instruments, Neptune Rover Waste Management Systems) of incidents related to improper use of the suction device. I mean really, who on earth could be so stupid that they connect such a high-powered suction to a freaking chest tube? Yet there are other things out there that cause so many more problems that aren't being recalled.

    Okay, rant over/off my soapbox now.
    Yes! I work at an orthopedic facility where we average 35 scope cases a day. I'm sorry someone did something stupid but don't you think all the inservices and paperwork that has to be filled out is enough? Let us keep our Neptunes.
  7. by   msancheeze
    Still using our Rover 2's for now but in addition to a "Neptune Suction Safety Checklist" that must be verbally completed for each procedure with the time out (if you ever worried about adequate prep dry time, not an issue now...) many of the surgeons are refusing to use it. *Sigh*
  8. by   cdsga
    OMG yes! The whole thing is bull.
  9. by   CVORBOY
    Ohhhhhh yes especially when I have three or four pleurvacs.sucks
  10. by   Argo
    We did the Stryker Inservices and still have ours....
  11. by   hotdog19d
    We still have ours as well.
  12. by   Rezidentura
    Talk to your strkyer instrument rep about the Neptune Bronze system. It's unpowered except for offload and is okay to use. It's lighter easier to transport and quieter.
  13. by   tcox7125
    We lost our Neptunes more than a few months ago due to the recall or should I say to a stupid mistake!!!???!!! We are now using the Stryker suctions but of course we had to complete an inservice as well
  14. by   Ilovethe80s
    Quote from tcox7125
    We lost our Neptunes more than a few months ago due to the recall or should I say to a stupid mistake!!!???!!! We are now using the Stryker suctions but of course we had to complete an inservice as well
    We have dornoch's now. Similar to the Neptune but a little bit bulkier.

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