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Have you heard about the new FDA-approved alarm that detects a venous needle problem? I just read about it. It's called the Redsense Alarm. It has a fiber-optic sensor pad that goes over the needle insertion site. It is about the size of a cell phone. It only detects blood. It won't alarm with any other fluid like sweat or water.
It eliminates the problems with the alarm on the machine being silenced, or the staff being too busy to keep an eye on the fistula to make sure the needle is still in securely.
It looks like it could really be something that should be used all of the time for insurance from the needle pulling out.
 
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part # please
 
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The device is called the Redsense Alarm.
 
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Hello. Read more about the REDSENSE Alarm at www.BloodLeakAlarm.com. It's an extra set of eyes in a clinical setting so you know exactly when a needle has been dislodged. Great layer of extra protection.
 
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Originally posted by Jane:
It eliminates the problems with the alarm on the machine being silenced, or the staff being too busy to keep an eye on the fistula to make sure the needle is still in securely.
It looks like it could really be something that should be used all of the time for insurance from the needle pulling out.


If Your staff members are this incompitent then the number of alarms will not help you. This is a band aid to cover the real problem of non caring/lazy personel!
 
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If Your staff members are this incompitent then the number of alarms will not help you. This is a band aid to cover the real problem of non caring/lazy personel!


I'm sorry but that is not true. I've worked with very caring and competent people. We had a venous needle pull out and stick in a chair once, the patient was asleep. The alarm never sounded, thankfully we caught it quickly, and no harm was done. This product would have been perfect for that situation. In most facilities there are not enough eyes to watch each patient continuously. Staff have other jobs to do after they get their patients started, and may not notice a problem quickly if an alarm doesn't sound.
 
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This type of device is intended for use with home nocturnal hemodialysis patients who sleep while they dialyze. It will wake the patient if the needle dislodges. They are NOT meant for a busy in-center clinic.
 
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regardless, it would of helped
 
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