What we do. . .

By LA-jan - August 28, 2008

I just finished a couple hard days at work and I am exhausted. We're using a new ECMO pump and trying to work out the kinks. Unfortunately, the last two night the oxygenator failed. As it fails, it foams out plasma. We had to capture the plasma in a baby diaper and weigh it so we could replace the fluid. It was foaming like crazy. We kidded we were in an "I Love Lucy" show with too much laundry soap in the washer! Hourly out, hourly in until it failed so bad we had to replace the entire circuit. Twice! Of course, in the middle of the night! Oooh, I love it!
(Hippa privacy, so this is only an example, not the real deal.)

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