Baxter Abacus TPN Calculation Software is recalled (Class I) because software errors may cause toxic/overdose symptoms
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
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The FDA announced on May 22, that Baxter Abacus TPN Calculation Software is recalled (Class I) because software errors may cause toxic/overdose symptoms. The Abacus Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Calculation Software is a Windows-based software application used by pharmacists to calculate or order TPN formulas for the nutritional needs of patients who cannot eat or drink by mouth.
FDA’s reason for the recall is that software failures can put patients at risk for toxic or overdose symptoms including fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, or nausea and more severe symptoms like cardiac arrhythmia, pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure and seizures. The symptoms may be life-threatening for high risk patients. The affected products include: ABACUS Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculation Software, v3.1, v3.0, v2.1, and v2.0.
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The US FDA informs “On April 21, 2014, Baxter sent an Urgent Device Correction letter to all affected customers. Baxter’s letter directed customers to contact Baxter to ensure that the ABACUS software is configured correctly.” And the Agency recommends “Customers with a software version earlier than 3.1 will have software version 3.1 installed that addresses the issues in the recall. In addition, Baxter Support Services will schedule upgrades and assist customers with establishing the proper ABACUS configuration in the customers’ facilities.”
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