ABOUT REDSENSEall about redsense blood loss detection

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. Busy acute, and nocturnal clinics benefit from the additional venous needle monitoring that Redsense provides 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. At night, 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. At home, patients and their family benefit from Redsense alarm security. 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.
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The Alarm Unit sends light through the optical fiber, to the tip of the sensor and back again. The sensor patch is placed directly over the puncture hole where the venous needle returns purified blood to the patient from the dialysis machine.

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Light leaks from the fiber end. The leakage of light increases if blood comes into contact with the fiber end.
Redsense will alarm on contact with blood onto the fiber optic end at the tip of the sensor.

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The Alarm Unit measures the returning level of light. If the level of light is suddenly reduced, the Alarm Unit sounds the alarm immediately.