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Baxter Pac-X and Pac-Xtra cycler dialysis unit safety alert ongoing.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

BAXTER PAC-X AND PAC-XTRA CYCLER DIALYSIS UNIT SAFETY ALERT, initiated Dec. 16, emphasizes the need to follow directions for use outlined in the operators manual, Baxter states. The firm is continuing to investigate the cause of an incident last November in which a pediatric patient connected to a Pac-Xtra unit in Ireland died after receiving an overfill of peritoneal dialysis solution. The cause may have been incorrect set up and operation by the caregiver.



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