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1 3 4 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 Neptune 2 Is Back on the Market FDA lifts recall on popular fluid waste management device. T he FDA has cleared Stryker's Neptune 2 Waste Management System for a return to the marketplace after a 2012 recall over improper use and lack of FDA approval that forced surgical managers nationwide to rethink their case turnovers. The popular fluid waste and surgical smoke dis- posal device's reintroduction is being accompanied by operational improvements and training opportunities to ensure safety as well as effi- ciency in the OR, says the company, which it developed through regulatory and on-the-job reviews. Among the improvements that have been added to the Neptune 2 are the following safeguards: • Suction power codes. The top cover now fea- tures low-, medium- and high-range color cod- ing to denote the suction power in use. • Updated software makes the unit's operation more interactive and responsive. It includes added warnings against the use of suction with wound drains and chest tubes that users must acknowledge before suction is activated. High-range suction includes addi- tional audio and visual signals, including the display screen's color changing from blue to white. User controls in the low and medium PRODUCT News Great ideas for your OR RULER OF THE WATERS The FDA's 510(k) approval returns Stryker's Neptune 2 to the surgical market. OSE_1402_part3_Layout 1 2/6/14 3:03 PM Page 132

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