Reply To: peripheral IVs for RBCX

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    June 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm


    I believe that we do red cell exchange via an 18 gauge steel needle.  Please email me directly if you would like the name of our pheresis RN.

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-18-2014 01:29 PM
    From: Lana Tacey
    Subject: peripheral IVs for RBCX

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Advanced Practice Nurses and APHON Open Forum .
    We are looking for information in regards to the use of peripheral IVs for automated red blood cell exchanges and for stem cell collections. Currently we are using a central line and looking to change practice. If you could please share:

    IV brand:
    IV size:
    age group that different sizes are used:

    Lana Tacey
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Alberta Children’s Hospital
    Calgary, AB