A clinical trial of the effect of a blood leakage detection device for patients during hemodialysis

Yang Kun Ou, Ming Jui Wu, Wei Siang Ciou, Yi Chun Du

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Abstract

In hemodialysis, vascular access is usually achieved through an arteriovenous fistula, and a dislodged needle can cause varying degrees of injury to patients. In severe cases, the loss of blood can prove to be fatal. This study proposed a blood leakage detection device for patients during hemodialysis (HD). First, the device was tested on a phantom arm, and later in a clinical test on patients receiving HD. The thoughts of the patients and the nursing staff involved were surveyed before and after the introduction of the device. Analysis of the results indicated that the device achieved 100% and 98.9% accuracy rates on the phantom arm test and clinical test, respectively. The results suggested that patients believed the device could reduce their mental anxiety, and the nursing staff considered the device reliable and that it would enhance the quality of care. The proposed detection device can be extended to similar applications for preventing catheter dislodgement, and to improve patient safety and reduce the stress of clinical nursing staff.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2388
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume16
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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