After priming the circuit with a blood prime prior to CPB, a drip of blood was noticed on the floor. Upon closer inspection, the arterial line filter had leaked all around the seal.
Liva Nova Arterial Line Filter
Product Code: C23500
A new tubing set was opened, the filter was isolated from the circuit and removed and a new arterial line filter was inserted. The original faulty filter was drained of blood and stored according to department protocol for the manufacturer to collect. The manufacturer was contacted and an electronic incident form was completed complying with trust guidelines.