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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Intraoperative data including operative time, number of levels fused, number of posterior column or other osteotomies performed, estimated blood loss (EBL), and cell saver transfused were retrospectively assessed.
So, if in doubt, take a senior surgeon, a cell saver (if available), and be prepared.
Since this group of patients has a high risk of bleeding, we also recommend using blood salvage devices, such as the cell saver that might reduce transfusion requirements.
KEY WORDS: Activated coagulation time Cell saver Coagulopathy Heparin.
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." They were talking about training to disembark a ship by jumping off into water wearing a life vest, carrying full gear, and supplies.
Blood cell saver technique developed in 1992 reduced blood transfusion in AKU, intra and post operatively.
Autotransfusion isn't new (the first documented procedure dates back to 1818), and, until now, the most common device used to return blood lost during surgery was known as the Cell Saver, a system intended for use in surgeries in which medium- to high-volume blood loss occurs, such as trauma cases.