Venous Needle Dislodgement (VND) during hemodialysis is a serious issue, one with low awareness. If blood leakage occurs and the blood pump is not stopped the consequences can be fatal.
The Redsense venous sensor patch is a non invasive patch that consists of an optic fiber and an absorbent sponge-like material. The patch should be applied directly on the venous access point with the absorbent part of the patch placed over the needle. If blood leakage occurs the absorbent part of the patch will soak up the blood and transport it to the sensor, which will trigger a visual and audible alarm. After the dialysis session the disposable sensor patch can be disposed of according to the clinic’s procedures for handling dialysis waste.