NIAIC Alerts (NIA's)
Following the investigation of an adverse incident report, and following consultation with other UK administrations where it is deemed not necessary to issue an alert nationally NIAIC may determine that it is necessary to publish targeted safety guidance for Northern Ireland and issue a NIA.
|NIA/2020/002||29 May 2020||Risks associated with the use of Alcohol Based Hand Sanitisers|
|NIA/2020/001||17 January 2020||Risks Associated from Construction Works and Aspergillus Fungi|
|NIA/2019/001||09 January 2019||Reporting of Medical Device and Estates Adverse Incidents and Disseminating Alerts|
|NIA/2017/001||07 September 2017||Risks Associated with Nitrous Oxide Waste Gases|
|NIA/2016/004||25 July 2016||End of MHRA derogation for US Baxter (2C8541) IV administration sets on: Tuesday 9th August 2016|
|NIA/2016/003||18 February 2016||
Addition usage of the Baxter Non CE marked device - Ref US 2C8541.
Wards Poster – RMC9614 to 2C8541
|NIA/2016/002||18 February 2016||
Supply of Non CE marked Baxter IV Administration Sets.
Wards Poster – EMC9608 to 2C8541
|NIA/2016/001||18 February 2016||Baxter IV Administration Sets – Supply Disruption.|
|NIA/2015/004||24 April 2015||Human Waste Container Washers 9Bedpan Washers)|
|NIA/2015/003||27 March 2015||Interruption in supply of certain Baxter Colleague pump compatible IV administration sets|
|NIA/2015/002||16 February 2015||Reporting of Estates and Facilities Adverse Incidents & Near Misses and Disseminating Alerts|
|NIA/2015/001||16 February 2015||Reporting of Medical Device Adverse Incidents and Near Misses and Disseminating Alerts|
|NIA/2014/002||6 June 2014||Issues regarding the compatibility of needle free connectors when used in conjunction with Glass Syringes. Recently the NIAIC have received an increased number of incident reports regarding blockages of syringes or the failure to administer drugs from pre-filled glass syringes. As these syringes are potentially used on patients in life critical situations failure to administer drugs poses a serious risk health or death.|
|NIA/2014/001||10 April 2014||Publication of the MHRA and NHS England Patient Safety Alert – Stage 3 Directive Improved Medical Device Reporting and Supporting Information. 20th March 2013The MHRA and NHS England have issued a Patient Safety Alert on Improved Medical Device Reporting and Learning and a supporting information booklet. This information relates to current ongoing work between the MHRA and NHS England to improve medical device reporting in England and subsequently improve learning. While this alert and supporting information is labelled national it applies only to the NHS in England. The current reporting mechanisms for Medical Device Adverse Incidents in Northern Ireland as described in the guidance document Device Bulletin 2010(NI) - 01 remain unchanged at this time.|
|NIA/2013/002||29 August 2013||All Fire Rated Glass supplied from a company called ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ and marked as Pyroguard. Counterfeit fire rated glass has been found on an HSC hospital site. The glass was marked with a stamp bearing the names of Glass Works Ireland and Pyroguard. Customers of this glass may also have been supplied with an accompanying certificate which indicated that the glass was an authentic product from CGI International, the manufacturer of Pyroguard fire glass. Pyroguard is a recognised, approved and certified Fire Rated glass, however ‘Glassworks Ireland Ltd’ have not purchased this product from the manufacturer.|
|NIA/2013/001||11 July 2013||Management of chemicals in Endoscopic Washer Disinfectors.
Only detergents / disinfectants that have been type tested and validated for the EWDs and the Flexible Endoscopes that are being processed through them should be used.
Correct placement of these chemicals within the EWD is vital to the decontamination process and ensures the right chemical and dose is delivered at the appropriate point during the machine cycle.
|NIA-2011-003||19 December 2011||Electrically operated office equipment inappropriately located in a primary fire escape route|
|NIA-2011-002||23 August 2011||Flexible water supply hoses|
|NIA-2011-001||12 January 2011||Reporting estates related adverse incidents to the Northern Ireland Adverse Incident Centre (NIAIC)|
|NIA-2010-001||02 June 2010||Convector heaters, Micromark|