Search Tag: blood loss

ICU Management

New Blood-Taking Method Avoids Wastage

2015 24 Apr

A new technique of drawing blood from a patient using a modified intra-arterial (IA) line can reduce blood wastage significantly, according to a team of nurses from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Alexandra Hospital in Singapore. The modification adds a three-way tap and an additional syringe to the existing IA line kit. “The additional syringe serves... Read more

ICU Management

Excessive Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients Lead to Anaemia, Transfusions

2015 02 Mar

According to an article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting and can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anaemia and the need for blood transfusion. Previous research already shows that patients who receive blood transfusions... Read more

IT Management

Surgical Blood Loss Monitor App Gets FDA Approval

2014 22 May

The US FDA has approved an innovative system capable of monitoring surgical blood loss. Created by the mobile health startup business Gauss Surgical, the Triton Fluid Management System will be rolled out in hospitals for use in the operating room as of next month. Capable of helping anesthesiologists monitor the amount of blood lost in the... Read more