Supply Issues 3M UK PLC Blood and Fluid Warming High Flow Disposable (ICN 2299)
Important Customer Notice Supply Issues
- The supplier 3M UK Ltd has informed us of a supply issue with their blood warming high flow disposable product.
- One product code affected:
- FSB658 – Blood and fluid warming – High flow disposable set for Ranger blood and fluid warmer.
- The supply issue is due to supplier manufacturing issues.
- The affected product code is available but subject to Control Demand Management.
- If you have an urgent clinical need for the suspended code, you will need to complete and submit the Control Suspended Consumables Product Submission Webform.
- See our Useful Links section to access this web form.
- The supply issue of FSB658 is anticipated to be resolved by 12 April 2024.
- The indirect alternative product code FFF430 is currently available but limited volumes are available from the supplier.
- NHS Supply Chain has placed an additional order, and this will be transferred from Blue Diamond to stock once received.
- The additional order is expected on 30 November 2023.
- Customers are advised to log into our website to view the product listing for further information on the affected product code.
- An alternative option is to use two standard flow devices FSB653 or FSB656, subject to clinical acceptance.
- The main difference between the two sets is that the High Flow set has an Auto-Venting bubble trap which the standard set doesn’t have.
- The Auto – Venting bubble trap can expel up to 3 litres per minute of air.
- On the standard set you have a flow chamber which needs to be filled completely before you commence infusion. There is a port on the standard sets which enables you to draw any air out should you need to.
- Decisions to utilise this approach will need to be made at a local level.
- NHS Supply Chain have been working closely with 3M UK Ltd to resolve their manufacturing and supply issues with 3M enacting a recovery plan of increased volumes until their issue has been resolved by April 2024.
- FSB658 will now be subject to Control Demand Management to avoid excessive stock orders being placed.
- The category team will continue to monitor all current orders against delivery dates vigilantly until the anticipated recovery date.
- If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Services Advisor.
Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products, we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.