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Make kindness the norm
APHON Chicago Chapter President
Yes – we did re-education last year and have had continued problems with increasing frequency.
We also switched to the spinning spiros when all of this began a couple of years ago.
Our quality and safety manager put out a message with SPS and had many replies with similar Spiros issues.
During a meeting today with Spiros they said that the issue may lie with our tubing. We use BD tubing and Spiros said that the BD tubing has one less thread and that could be an issue and recommended an extension piece with a bonded spiros.
We are looking to trial three different products (including the bonded spiros extension) and curious as to what other institutions use and their thoughts?