We've had a spate of leaks from the syringe to heparin connection.
There's no clear pattern of batch numbers, and both manufacturers are looking into it. I was just wondering if it was confined to us, or it was more widespread issue.
There's nothing obviously amiss, and nipping up the luer fixes the problem. It may be a staff handling issue, or a change of tooling / material in manufacture that allows the connection to become loose after initial tightening.
It is something that has happened very rarely in the past -yet we've seen dozen or so cases in as many days, across multiple sites and staff members.
Interesting, as I am aware of several similar events at our main unit, possibly two or three. I will need to check when back at work tomorrow but fairly sure they have occurred over the last couple of weeks. No reports from our satellite units but it may not have been communicated to us.
Will post back tomorrow once I have some further info
To update, it looks like it was fairly isolated here with possibly two or three incidents at one of our satellite units and once at the main unit. This was during the early part of last week and week before. No further occurrences reported since.