DOH Advisory: Burkholderia Cepacia Bloodstream Infections Product Recall Notice

in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is investigating 35 cases of bloodstream and urine infections with Burkholderia cepacia as part of a multistate outbreak. Nurse Assist, a medical device manufacturer based in Texas, has issued a voluntary recall of all unexpired lots of IV flush syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product. The investigation is ongoing. See the attached recommendations from NYSDOH.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15