Carpediem™ Dialysis System Available for Littlest Patients
In 2021, Children’s received grant funding to purchase two Carpediem™ cardio-renal pediatric dialysis emergency machines. This system provides continuous renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury and fluid-overloaded pediatric patients weighing 2.5 to 10 kgs. Children’s is one of only five pediatric hospitals in the U.S. with this technology. For the first time, infants with acute kidney injury (AKI) and fluid overload (FO) can be treated with a dialysis system designed specifically for them.
Pediatric patients requiring continuous renal replacement therapy have historically been treated with systems designed and indicated for adults and not approved for pediatric use, which can create potential clinical complications for neonatal patients.
Children’s dialysis team and providers have completed training, and bedside staff training will be completed this week. Children’s team is ready to utilize this new technology as soon as the need arises.