Guide: Why You Need Flow Verification During ECMO

“Use of the Transonic flow meter allows the ECMO specialist to monitor actual patient blood flow and hemofilter shunt enhancing patient care management”  Berube, MC 12th Annual CNMC Symposium on ECMO & Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure, Keystone, CO, Feb 25-29, 1996.

Transonic® Clamp-on Tubing flow sensors work with a HT110 Tubing flow meter to verify pump and ECMO circuit flows for critical safety and quality assurance. Used throughout the biomedical industry to calibrate and validate pumps, Transonic’s gold standard technology measures blood, water and other non-aerated aqueous solutions with unmatched accuracy.

Tubing flow sensors provide an independent measure of actual delivered blood flow over wide dynamic ranges that including the very low flows used in ECMO circuits. Tubing sterility is maintained by the noninvasive sensor that clips onto the outside of tubing and does not require contact with the fluid. The sensor can be programmed for different fluids and temperatures and its calibration can be adjusted on site.