Hysterflo showing negative deficit????

  1. Hi all,

    New Circulator in OR (3 mo). Doing a Hysteroscopy /c Myomectomy the other day and went through (4) 3L bags of glycine. After the first bag, the hysterflo started showing a negative deficit. I didn't know what to make of it, or what caused it. Nothing on google or the manufacturer manual. The Surgeon was very upset postop and the manual calculation from the suction jugs was a learning experience to say the least! Eventually calculated zero deficit. But wow, those were a painfull few minutes /c the surgeon.
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  3. by   Argo
    Get a proper Inservice from the rep. Probably not calibrated correctly.
  4. by   cdsga
    Do you have a policy on hysteroscopy? Usually the guidelines for fluids, deficits, and f/u labwork are integrated into that policy. Inservice on equipment is extremely important and calibration of the equipment is crucial. Good luck. If you don't have a policy, network with other hospitals to have one. It helps.
  5. by   spitcher2
    Thx for reply. We had an in service the following week. All good. The issue was with one of the empty bags that I had hung. It came off the hook and was hangind down onto the jugs, that slight weight difference through off the readings.