Patient heart rate monitors under observation after they fail to alert carers

By Rania Spooner
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:29pm, first published May 18 2017 - 12:00am
The TGA has suspended the sale of Philips' IntelliVue MX40 Wearable patient monitor. Photo: Philips Australia website
The TGA has suspended the sale of Philips' IntelliVue MX40 Wearable patient monitor. Photo: Philips Australia website

THOUSANDS of devices that monitor the vital signs of patients in Australian hospitals may be at risk of failing to sound the alarm when lifesaving care is needed, authorities have warned.

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