Welcome to HIPEC!

2 Cone Heads ūüôā Editor’s Note: I had an opportunity to assist and learn how to do a HIPEC procedure. ¬†This was an extraordinary experience, and this perfusion group in Iowa should¬†definitely be recognized for the advanced perfusion techniques they do routinely, that many of us have never had the opportunity to be a part […]

Oxygenator Changeout

PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION: A. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Equipment Needed: 1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† One (1) new oxygenator 2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Four (4 ‚Äď 6) tubing clamps 3.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sterile heavy scissors or knife blade 4.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Alcohol swabs B.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Procedure for Changing Membrane Oxygenators: 1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† If warm, cool the patient if time permits. 2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Close the arterial line filter bleed line, turn off the […]