We understand the impact that the Philips recall notification on certain products has had on our patients. Patient safety is our top priority, and we want to make sure as many patients as possible can continue with their therapy.
In circumstances where a physician determines that a patient should continue the use of the affected ventilator device, Philips has offered bacteria filters to reduce exposure to sound abatement foam particulate in conjunction with the advice of a physician. Bacteria filters should be used in accordance with the affected device’s Instructions for Use (IFU). While the use of such filters may reduce exposure to degraded sound abatement foam particles, bacteria filters will not reduce exposure to potentially volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”).
Philips has provided Wave Healthcare with inline bacteria filters for recalled Trilogy 100/200 models to help them provide safer care for patients whose treating physicians advised that they continue therapy on affected devices. Philips has stated that customers who have a recalled Trilogy 100/200 model are eligible for one (1) pack of in-line bacteria filters (includes ten (10) filters) for each registered Trilogy 100 and Trilogy 200 devices for each ten-day period until that device is remediated.
Please note, Wave Healthcare has an accounting of all customers in possession of a recalled Trilogy 100/200 model and our dedicated respiratory therapists are contacting these patients to provide in-line bacteria filters until their device is remediated.
Families using affected Trilogy 100/200s, per Philips Respironics recommendations, are to change the bacterial filter daily until the remediation process has been completed and are asked to follow the IFU for the applicable affected device for proper installation and inspection of the inline bacteria filter.
Regarding the remediation efforts for the Trilogy devices, Phillips has provided a link where patients can find all of the most recent updates.
Wave Healthcare is committed to assisting you to navigate this recall efficiently and effectively and will continue to share the most up-to-date information with you. For questions, please reach out to your respiratory therapist or contact the number below.
If you have questions, please call 866-935-9283 (WAVE).