I miss my NEPTUNE

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    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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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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*
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    OMG yes! The whole thing is bull.
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    Ohhhhhh yes especially when I have three or four pleurvacs.sucks
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    We did the Stryker Inservices and still have ours....
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    We still have ours as well.


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