Circulatory Assist Unit Forums
We have a External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP) device from CardioMedics that is giving errors and will not load the application that runs the device. None of the current contact information I have is valid and I can't seem to track them down on the internet. Does anyone have any knowledge if they still exist ?
If anyone has valid contact information for CardioMedics or knows if they are still around and can get that information to me I would appreciate it.
We have a 7 yr old CS 5, and use it for complex obstetric and gynaecological surgery in our women's hospital. We currently send off a Hct from the re infusion bag as a routine QC check, but sometimes get a low Hct especially in a couple of recent cases where the surgical team suctioned a large amount of saline wash into the reservoir.
2 Questions: what do others do in regards to routine QC testing? Does any one look at free Hb, residual heparin or other more clinically relevant substances?
What affects the final Hct, and what is considered acceptable ?
Thanks for your advice.
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