The majority of patients in the ICU are anemic upon admission, and 30-37% of these patients receive blood transfusions during their stay.1,2
Unfortunately, these allogeneic blood transfusions present the risk of infection, as well as the potential for circulatory overload, acute and delayed transfusion reactions, myocardial dysfunction, and immune modulation.3,4,5,6 One method for reducing blood transfusions is to reduce blood waste or 'discard volume' during diagnostic phlebotomy.
In response to the problems and risks associated with blood management, ICU Medical has developed the SafeSet Blood Sampling System. SafeSet is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that helps conserve blood while protecting against exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
SafeSet reduces blood waste as the discard or clearing volume can be reinfused, which may reduce transfusion due to phlebotomy.7 SafeSet is available as a standalone system, or with the ICU Medical Transpac® IV Pressure Monitoring Kit, or as an add-on to other manufacturers' pressure monitoring systems.