blood salvage

blood salvage

A collection of the siphoned blood that has escaped from the operative site of non-contaminated surgeries so that after appropriate filtration it may be returned to the patient.
See: autologous blood transfusion; cell saver
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Contract award: delivery of disposable sets for blood salvage compatible with the camera autolog-medtronic.
The Company's broad product offering includes blood collection and separation technologies, surgical blood salvage systems, information technology platforms, and consulting services that better manage the blood supply chain through improved blood management practices.
As a quality control check on the efficiency of cell washers used in blood salvage procedures;
A hospital spokesman said surgeons have been using blood salvage techniques for a number of years for certain types of surgery.
1-6] However, because an expensive machine and a dedicated perfusionist are required, continuous-flow blood salvage is inaccessable to many mid-sized and small hospitals.
We believe JOSTRA is ideally placed to promote this new blood salvage system in autotransfusion applications.
The panel says other safe alternatives, such as intraoperative blood salvage (collecting blood from a patient during an operation for subsequent use) and hemodilution (removing blood and substituting other fluids to keep blood volume up) are useful in selected cases, while some of the more innovative approaches, including artificial blood, remain experimental.
This market includes infusion therapy catheters, pumps and administration sets; adult and pediatric ventilators; manual resuscitators; anesthesia and respiratory masks; laryngeal mask airways; point-of-care blood gas/electrolyte, cardiac marker, coagulation and blood glucose tests; temperature measurement, and ear/tympanic, electronic, liquid crystal/dot matrix, temporal artery, and glass thermometers; hyperthermia and hypothermia management devices; cardiac assist devices; intra-aortic balloon pumps; ventricular assist systems; blood pumps; oxygenators; blood salvage systems; blood substitutes; and plasma volume expanders (see http://www.
Contract notice: Disposable delivery kits for blood salvage compatible with the camera autolog-medtronic.
Such wastage usually requires transfusion of increasingly costly blood components donated by others (allogeneic blood), the very type of riskier transfusion that blood salvage machines were designed to prevent.
These systems address important medical markets: surgical blood salvage, blood component collections and plasma collections.
Haemonetics' broad product offering includes blood collection and separation technologies, surgical blood salvage systems, software and consulting services that improve hospital-wide blood management practices.