Identify all LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillators in your possession.
Ensure users read the important information in the Field Safety Notice and follow the instructions on how to check if a new battery is required.
Make sure that a spare, fully charged battery is always available.
All staff responsible for the use, maintenance and purchase of these devices.
This MDA has been sent to
Care Quality Commission (CQC) (headquarters) for information
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
HSC trusts in Northern Ireland (chief executives)
Local authorities in Scotland (equipment co-ordinators)
NHS boards and trusts in Wales (chief executives)
NHS boards in Scotland (equipment co-ordinators)
NHS England area teams for information
NHS trusts in England (chief executives)
Special health authorities for information
Please bring this notice to the attention of relevant employees in your establishment.
Below is a suggested list of recipients.
CAS and SABS (NI) liaison officers for onward distribution to all relevant staff including:
Adult intensive care units
Ambulance services directors
Biomedical engineering staff
Cardiology, directors of
Clinical governance leads
Health and safety managers
Intensive care units
Intensive care, directors of
Medical physics departments
Nursing executive directors
Resuscitation officers and trainers
Establishments registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (England only)
This alert should be read by:
Hospitals in the independent sector
Independent treatment centres
Please note: CQC and OFSTED do not distribute these alerts. Independent healthcare providers and social care providers can sign up to receive MDAs directly from the Department of Health’s Central Alerting System (CAS) by sending an email to: email@example.com and requesting this facility.
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