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Priming CPM

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Prepare the CPM with tubing connections,

  • The Arterial and Venous ports attach to ½” tubing.
  • The Cardioplegia and Vent ports attach to ¼” tubing.
  • Make each tubing segment at least 6” in length. Clamp all 4 tubings to avoid leaking water.

 Use a pitcher to carefully pour about 2.5 Liters of water into the CPM’s reservoir.

  • Notice patient’s vitals such as arterial pressure and central venous pressure increase in value; in essence, the vitals correspond to those of a living patient.
  • Ensure all tubing is clamped to avoid any water leak

 Open the side door to align the silicon tubing in peristaltic pump’s raceway

 Do not operate peristaltic pump while adjusting tubing

 Close peristaltic pump lid

 Close side door

 In the Instructor’s Panel » Califia Controls section, press the Pressurize button to operate the peristaltic pump and prime the CPM. After about 5 minutes of operation, press the Pressurizing button to stop the pump, the CPM should be primed.




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