Healthcare Associated Infections

Mycobacterium chimaera

infections associated with heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery

This page contains a range of links to NSW Health, national and international information and resources developed in response to reports of surgical site infections with Mycobacterium chimaera in patients who have had cardiac surgery. These infections have been associated with the use of heater-cooler devices which are used within the operating theatre to control the temperature of blood diverted to cardio-pulmonary bypass machines.

Information & Resources

New South Wales
Heater-Cooler Devices - Manufacturer Information