How do you use a Draeger Jaundice Meter?

How do you use a Draeger Jaundice Meter?

Place the Jaundice Meter JM-105 probe tip flat against the baby’s skin, not at an angle, and press lightly until you hear a click. Lift the Jaundice Meter JM-105 from the skin between measurements and pause until the green READY light illuminates again.

What is Jaundice Meter?

The transcutaneous jaundice meter from Delta Medical International offers a reliable, non-invasive method for screening babies for jaundice. The product is convenient, effective and proven, reducing the need for blood sampling and thus contributing to developmental care practice.

What is TSB test?

This test is also known as Total serum bilurubin (TSB) test. What is it used for? A bilirubin blood test is used to check the health of your liver. The test is also commonly used to help diagnose newborn jaundice. Many healthy babies get jaundice because their livers aren’t mature enough to get rid of enough bilirubin.

What is considered high bilirubin levels in newborns?

Although it’s common for bilirubin levels to be high in newborns, if levels are 20mg/dL or more, severe jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia) is diagnosed. Less than 2% of babies will develop severe hyperbilirubinemia.

What is normal bilirubin count?

Normal results for a total bilirubin test are 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) for adults and usually 1 mg/dL for those under 18. Normal results for direct bilirubin are generally 0.3 mg/dL. These results may vary slightly from laboratory to laboratory.

What disposables does the Dräger jaundice meter jm-103 require?

Because the Dräger Jaundice Meter JM-103 features a reusable probe tip, it requires no costly disposables. With the volume of screenings performed in the nursery, the cost of such disposable items can quickly exceed the initial cost of the device itself.

What is the jm-103 used for?

Instructions for Use Instructions for Use WARNING: The JM-103 is a screening device for bilirubin in the tissues and is not intended to be used as a stand-alone measurement.

What is the normal range of jm-103?

JM-103 reports values over a range of 0-20 mg/dL estimated bilirubin. Although the doctor’s office study showed correlation of JM-103 to the TSB laboratory values, the relationship (bias) of the JM-103 to the TSB values was somewhat different than previously reported for hospital sites (as previously shown in Appendix A).

Can the jm-103 device be damaged?

Although the JM-103 device can be damaged as stated on pages 3-1 and 3-4, we recommend the unit always be verified to be operating properly by following the steps as stated in sections 4 and 5. Page 37 DRAFT 20 June 2005 Open the cover of the checker. Use only the checker supplied with the Jaundice Meter.

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