We used to have a fleet of AK200S and also AK200 UltraS.
A couple of years back we brought in 5 x 5008 machines with the peadiatric software on and 5 x Ak98S.
We need the mix as there is only the AK98S that has a validated line for neonatals and Freseius are not investing in producing a line that will have a small enough volume for the neonates.
The 6008 may have a smaller line volume perhaps but this still may not be small enough for your clinicians even if it is smaller?
What has gotten our nursing staff in a bit of a tiz though is the field safety notice here.
I know there have been some meetings between nurses and Baxter about how to best manage it however I don't think there is a completely satisfactory result in the eyes of the nurses - but what can you do!?
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust