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Procedure Kit/Trays, Blood Transfusion, Exchange

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the devices and supplies (i.e., either custom or standard kits) needed for repetitive removal of blood and replacement with transfused blood from a donor until most part of the patient's blood has been exchanged (i.e., exchange or exsanguination transfusion). Items in these kits usually include a stopcock extension tube, catheters (e.g., umbilical), syringes, and needles. The kits are frequently supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Exchange transfusion procedure kits and trays are mainly intended for counteracting the effects of serious jaundice (i.e., icterus) and/or other diseases in newborns; they are also used for other blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia. They are used in newborn, emergency, and intensive care areas in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Entry Terms : "Exchange Transfusion Kits"

UMDC code : 11618

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