Randy Marcel, MD, Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesiology at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Plano, Texas, stated, "In the past, we've only received glimpses of our patients' hemoglobin levels from lab measurements, but now we have complete and real-time hemoglobin visibility. We initially purchased SpHb for use during cardiac surgeries in the OR, and brought in additional units for the ICU, where post-operative monitoring of internal bleeding is critical to patient recovery."
Javed Akhtar, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at
Madhava Karunarathna, MD, OB/GYN at Balangoda Hospital in Sri Lanka, stated, "With SpHb, we now have accurate hemoglobin measurements available at our fingertips, around the clock. In cases of severe hemorrhaging during and after childbirth, SpHb has enabled us to immediately identify and continuously assess blood loss severity to better manage internal bleeding, prevent overloading of fluid, and decrease maternal death."
Adi Abdussalam Adham, MD, Chief Manager at Accidents Hospital Abu Saleem in Tripoli, Libya reinforced Dr. Karunarathna's comments, adding that: "In the operating room, Masimo SpHb has enabled us to more effectively monitor blood loss and better manage transfusions in surgery, while routine screening in the ED has helped us to more rapidly identify patients with anemia or internal bleeding."
Bertrand Debaene, MD, Anesthesiologist at the University
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