The versatile Redsense blood loss detector can be used in any location, whether it be in clinic, nocturnal, or at home. Anyone, anywhere, using any type of machine can take advantage of the Redsense alarm’s continuous VND (venous needle dislodgement) monitoring. Working in conjunction with existing safety precautions, such as secure taping of the needles, and tubing; Redsense provides added protection needed for peace of mind. It is impossible for someone to monitor the venous needle site 24-7. But for the Redsense alarm, continuous monitoring is what it does, and it does it well.
In any situation, if blood is detected at the venous needle site, Redsense alerts everyone around that their immediate attention is needed to turn off the machine, and respond appropriately. Anytime day or night, Redsense is monitoring, and always on the lookout for blood.
In Center (Acute & chronic/chronic self)
The Redsense Blood Loss Alarm provides an added layer of security for the patient and staff in busy clinics. It is a known fact that VNDs are unpredictable and may occur at any time; even with the best care. The unobtrusive unit lets personnel know that the patient’s venous needle is intact. The alarm unit’s constant green monitoring light shines as a beacon that all is well, and it is conveniently mounted on the machine’s IV pole so it is easy to see. Using the Redsense Blood Loss Alarm increases the level of Patient Safety & Security.
The Redsense Blood Loss Alarm provides individuals dialyzing at home with the security and peace of mind knowing that their access is being continuously monitored.
Above and beyond saving money, the advantages of home hemodialysis are many. Blood pressure fluctuations become more manageable, sleep patterns improve along with energy levels, diet becomes less restricted and, above all, patients live better and longer lives. Despite this, 97% of hemodialysis is carried out in the clinic. And while home treatment is not for everyone, learning to manage a hemodialysis machine in the bedroom can improve the quality of life for a vast number of patients.
How to send a patient home with your hand on your heart
For a patient who is physically able and alert, one of the biggest obstacles to home treatment is the fear associated with needles and self-canulation. And while the idea of inserting needles into veins and connecting your blood supply to a machine is worrying, the thought of becoming disconnected during sleep is enough to unsettle anybody. Because Redsense continuously monitors the access point, sounding the alarm at the first drop of blood, its use allows everyone to feel at ease.
Nocturnal dialysis has special considerations. The patients are sleeping and moving around in their sleep. They are not alert, oriented, and aware of their blood access. The Redsense Alarm silently monitors the blood access and alarms in response to blood. In center, when the overhead lights are turned off to allow nocturnal patients to sleep, the staff can breathe easy knowing that Redsense is on duty, keeping an eye on the needle.