HEMOLUNG and ECCO2R Program
The HEMOLUNG is designed to be used in a variety of hospital settings including centers without extracorporeal lung support experience. ALung’s dedicated team of clinical specialists and service engineers provide on-site training, 24/7 on-call support, device installation and service.
The intuitive HEMOLUNG control system, pre-connected and ready-to-prime circuit, and step-by-step instructions displayed on the controller mean the HEMOLUNG requires relatively minimal staffing resources and can often be managed by the bedside nurse.
No, the Hemolung was developed as a simple, easy to use device for the ICU. The priming of the circuit can be done rapidly while the patient is prepped for Hemolung Catheter insertion. The Hemolung was designed with simplicity in mind that nurses, respiratory therapists, and other related medical staff can perform the set-up and daily maintenance and monitoring of the device.
No, our certified HEMOLUNG Clinical Specialists will train selected staff as directed by the requesting physician and hospital requirements. The HEMOLUNG was designed with simplicity in mind that nurses, respiratory therapists, and other related medical staff can perform the set-up and daily maintenance and monitoring of the device.
This is dependent on hospital policies, but the device simplicity does not require 1:1 patient ratio. After the set-up and initiation of the device, there is minimal interaction needed. The device functions at dialysis like blood flow rates (350-550ml/min) and requires continuous device performance monitoring just as you would with mechanical ventilation or dialysis monitoring. Standard of care lab monitoring for blood gases, anticoagulation and related testing is recommended. ALung can provide you with data collection forms to assist with proper monitoring and reporting.
Yes, the simplicity of HEMOLUNG can allow for any hospital, including community based non-ECMO centers, to utilize ECCO2R therapy. If your hospital is utilizing dialysis and CRRT, Hemolung will be another tool in your belt to treat your critically ill patients.
The HEMOLUNG is indicated for respiratory support that provides extracorporeal carbon dioxide (CO2) removal from the patient's blood for up to 5 days in adults with acute, reversible respiratory failure for whom ventilation of CO2 cannot be adequately or safely achieved using other available treatment options and continued clinical deterioration is expected.
Yes, ALung provides individualized training by a certified HEMOLUNG Clinical Specialist. Training can be customized to your hospital’s specific needs with on going refreshers and education as needed.
Yes, the 15.5 Fr HEMOLUNG Catheter can be placed at bedside using standard of care ultrasound guidance. No, need for specialized trips to the OR or IR!
HEMOLUNG is a relatively compact device that mimics the footprint of a ventilator. You will only need an AC power source to plug in! No need for additional oxygen sources, etc.