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——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 09-23-2014 09:29 PM From: Lisa Pinner Subject: blood administration
Can you share with me how you are administering PRBCs’ on your unit for non-acute situations:
Over what period of time are you administering 1 unit of PRBCs. How do you determine the rate (i.e. divide the volume over 4 hours or by ml/kg/hr): 1st 15 min = 2.5 mL/Kg/hour; after 15 min and no s/s of reactions=5 mL/kg/hour; max rate = 250 mL/hour. If the patient (i.e. new leuk) comes in with a low HgB each unit is transfused over 4 hours
Over what period of time are you administering 2 units of PRBCs. How do you determine the rate for 2 units? Same as above (start over with each new unit)
——————————————- Lisa Pinner Educator Half Moon Bay, CA United States ——————————————-