The issue with the telemetry system is that the central monitoring station or bedside monitor may not provide visual or audible alarms for electrocardiogram arrhythmias, lead failures or SpO2 monitoring when affected. The ApexPro is designed to provide vital patient information in healthcare settings.
GE informed users that it is safe to continue using affected devices until the corrective action is completed, but offered instructions in the notice for how to mitigate the risk during use. The company instructed users to begin taking action by Jan. 3, 2020, and to complete the action by Jan. 17, 2020.
Affected ApexPro telemetry server hardware platforms include: