National Patient Safety Alert: Philips ventilator, CPAP and BiPAP devices - Risk Stratification Guidance available

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Two Field Safety Notices were issued by Philips on 14 June 2021 about selected ventilator,  CPAP and BiPAP devices, warning of the risk of patient harm from degradation of the sound abatement foam found in these devices. 

These devices are primarily used in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and type 2 respiratory failure.

Guidance on Clinical Risk Stratification is now available to support clinicians in their decision-making and when offering clinical advice to those patients who may be affected by this issue.

Visit the BTS website to find out more.