ORDERING GUIDE

CodeDescriptionn./Pack
EU3835DRY WASH quality sensor01
EU3885DEDICATED ORTHO PAS DRY WASH single use04

DOWNLOAD

THE NEWEST AUTOTRANSFUSION FRONTIER, it removes automatically the VARIABLE supernatant layer


TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

INTRODUCTION

Taken from Peri-operative Blood Management: A Physician’s Handbook, 1st edition, AABB issue 2006
Recovery and reinfusion of blood from surgical drains are commonly used techniques to avoid transfusion of allogenic blood.
It has been applied after total joint replacement, cardiac, trauma, cancer, spinal, and abdominal surgery.

Today, it is predominantly used after cardiac and orthopaedic procedures because of the volume of shed blood. Postoperative blood loss after cardiac surgery has been reported as 371ml, 525ml, and 553ml.; for the orthopaedic procedures, typical reported volumes have been 166ml, 475ml, and 750ml.

The blood is returned to the patient with or without processing. Although reinfusion of unprocessed shed blood is controversial, it remains the dominant method of postoperative blood recovery.

Improved safety and quality management can be achieved by using a processing device that concentrates the red cells and washed out contaminant


STATE OF THE ART

The UN-WASH class dominates the market primarily because of simplicity, cost, and easy of use.
Some devices, including ORTHO P.A.S. manufactured by Eurosets S.r.l. Italy (www.eurosets.com), add desiderable safety features that include vacuum control, fat and supernatant separator, check valve, etc.

Citrate is not required because most wound blood is already defibrinated, eliminating the likelihood of a clot.


WHAT’S THE DRY WASH?

The DRY WASH, developed and patented by EUROSETS S.r.l. is an innovative system capable to remove automatically the variable supernatant layer eliminating the major concentration of harmful substances, thus reducing the likelihood of transfusion reaction.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

While transferring the blood collected from the reservoir to the reinfusion bag, in a standard condition, the presence of the siphon supernatant separator, guarantees that a fixed volume (50ml,100ml depending on the device) remains in the reservoir, keeping the lipids and the supernatant layer in the reservoir.
The fixed volume doesn’t guarantee a complete protection against harmful substances because of time depending sedimentation, blood characteristics (MCV), type of surgery, exudates volume, etc.

EUROSETS S.r.l. develops an electronic sensor (DRY WASH technique), to place between reservoir and reinfusion bag, in order to guarantee in any condition that the VARIABLE SUPERNATANT LAYER and LIPIDS can not be transferred in the reinfusion bag.


WHY “DRY WASH”?

Washing is intended as removing the contaminating solution from the reinfusion product.

Thanks to the quality sensor we can reinfuse shed blood without the variable supernatant and lipids layer.


CONCLUSION

Thanks to the DRY WASHTM we:

  • always assure the highest quality of blood reinfused back to the patient;
  • keep the ‘easy of use’ of the post-operative autotransfusion device;
  • maintain a cost-effective procedure.