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Post-operative blood loss monitoring device: a new tool for nursing activities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23365950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In most medical specialties, after surgery, it is usual to place a drain at the operative site level, in order to assist the blood flow-out if necessary. This drainage allows avoiding the formation of hematomas and contributes to tissues recovery. However, postoperative blood loss can lead to serious consequences. Also, it is necessary to continuously check the blood output volume in order to be able to intervene quickly in case of too significant losses. In daily clinical practice, this task is due to the nursing staff that periodically records the blood level inside the supple bag connected to the drain. However, this method is not accurate about the volume of lost blood and does not reflect the flow of losses which is an important parameter regarding the evolution of the patient setting. We have designed and developed a prototype of a blood loss monitoring device based on the continuous weight measurement of the blood bag connected to the drain. This device is fixed on the bed and is able to instantaneously alert the medical staff in case of abnormal blood flow-out.
R Logier; D Carette; J P Sozanski; M Jeanne; R Jounwaz; J De Jonckheere
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  2013-09-06     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Volume
Drainage / instrumentation,  nursing
Equipment Design
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*,  nursing
Postoperative Hemorrhage / diagnosis*,  nursing,  physiopathology
Postoperative Period

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