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Infections associated with heater cooler units used in cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO: Scottish Appendix

Published on 21 March 2017

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Advice for NHSScotland boards who use heater cooler units and ECMO



This appendix has been prepared for use in Scotland and details how the PHE guidance translates across for use in a Scottish context.

This guidance explains how healthcare providers should mitigate risks associated with the use of heater cooler units for cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). It includes advice on infection prevention and control measures, reporting and monitoring, responsibilities, risk assessment and information on Legionella.

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