The Prince of Wales Hospital announced tonight (1st) that at the end of October, a routine test of a heating and cooling instrument used for cardiothoracic surgery was carried out. Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The spokesperson said that 15 patients had used the instrument for cardiothoracic surgery, and no symptoms of infection were found. It is believed that the incident poses a low risk of infection to the patients.
The Prince of Wales Hospital announced that a water sample of a heating and cooling device used in cardiothoracic surgery contains non-tuberculous mycobacteria.
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The Prince of Wales Hospital was very concerned about the incident and immediately took follow-up measures.
The hospital checked the operation records and confirmed that 15 patients had used the instrument for cardiothoracic surgery after September 16. The relevant patients have been notified, and no patients have been found to have symptoms of infection.
Since the patient will not have direct contact with the water used by the device, after the risk assessment conducted by the hospital, it is believed that the incident poses a low risk of infection to the patient.
The hospital has notified the manufacturer to follow up the incident. It has immediately stopped using the instrument, stepped up cleaning and replacement of pipes and parts, and arranged to switch to another heating and cooling instrument. Cardiothoracic surgery services have remained normal. The hospital has reported to the Hospital Authority. The office will report the incident and will continue to closely monitor the clinical condition of the patient and follow up on the incident.
The spokesperson said that water samples have been taken from the instrument for testing on a regular basis. The last time a water sample was taken was on September 16 this year, when no non-tuberculous mycobacteria were detected.
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