According to lead researcher, Anna Juhl, RN, Clinical Research Director of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at EHMC, "Two important elements of Patient Blood Management (PBM) are: 1) managing post-op blood loss with any resulting anemia, and 2) only transfusing based on clinical and lab guided evidence. The results of this study show that Masimo SpHb may help aid clinicians in achieving the goals of PBM in a timely fashion with less blood loss to the patient."
According to Dr. Michael O'Reilly, Chief Medical Officer at Masimo, "Successfully managing patients with very low hemoglobin levels is often a complex and risky undertaking that most physicians avoid by giving blood transfusions. However, the growing significance of deleterious transfusion effects and complications are now forcing physicians to re-evaluate transfusion decisions in critically ill patients. This study showcases Masimo SpHb's importance and unique role in aiding the clinical management of patients with very low hemoglobin levels—providing clinicians with a new tool to monitor and manage very low hemoglobin levels more effectively."
SpHb is available as part of the Masimo rainbow® SET platform—the first-and-only technology to noninvasively and continuously measure total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), and acoustic respiration rate (RRa™), in addition to the 'gold-standard' Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET® oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perf
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