cell saver

cell saver

An apparatus that aspirates extravasated blood in an operative field; after appropriate filtration the blood may be returned to the patient. See: blood salvage

CAUTION!

This device cannot be used when the blood returned to the patient may be infected, e.g., in perforated diverticulitis, contaminated with certain medications, or when malignancy is present in the operative field.
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It has been reported to reduce blood loss, cell saver use, blood transfusions and operative time in a variety of spine surgery procedures.
This strategy keeps costs down in the event of a less-than-expected yield of salvaged blood, while still allowing for easy availability of the Cell Saver during emergency procedures.
A cell saver machine was also used to recover, wash and filter the blood lost during the procedure.
Winifred asked questions such as how they dealt with significant blood loss and was told about the cell saver used today Winifred described some of the Navy nurse training she received during WWII One nurse exclaimed, "We still do that today.
The Cell Saver Device works by collecting the patient's blood that would otherwise be lost during surgery, then pumps it through a device that cleans and purifies the blood and, depending on the process used, pumps the blood back into the patient's system almost simultaneously.
Intraoperative cell salvage with the Electra 5 cell saver.
A total of 1000 ml of red blood cell was retransfused with the aid of cell saver.
Using the Cell Saver (a device to suction and filter surgical blood loss and return it to the patient's circulation) will not be possible because the blood in the surgical field would be contaminated with Staphylococcus.
By this time the technician had arrived and was attempting to clean the inside of the cell saver, and the surgeon had placed a number of sublaminar wires.
The special cell saver blood equipment has been championed by the religious community for more than 10 years with Cardiff the focal point for their fundraising UK-wide with more than pounds 600,000 raised for British hospitals.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the cell saver has been used for 12 obstetric patients.
One change is that the disposable components of the cell saver unit, an autologous blood recovery system used in the case of rapid bleeding or high volume blood loss, are not opened until after the patient has already started to experience excessive bleeding.