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Detectors, Blood Leakage, Hemodialysis Unit

Definition : Detectors designed to sense blood leaks in the dialyzer of hemodialysis machines. These detectors typically use optical devices that sense the presence of hemoglobin in the spent dialysate, usually indicating a leak in the dialyzer. Detection of leaks in the dialyzer not only prevent from blood losses but also the pass of toxins from the dialysate into the blood. Blood leakage detectors are used mainly in the dialysate path or dialyzer of hemodialysis units; they usually trigger alarms, stop blood pumps, shut arterial and venous clamps, and set ultrafiltration rate to a minimum.

Entry Terms : "Blood Leakage Detectors"

UMDC code : 20752

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