This specialty practice discussion group is intended for discussion of inpatient staff hospital issues.... View more
This specialty practice discussion group is intended for discussion of inpatient staff hospital issues. Remember that anything published in this community can be seen by any member of the community. Please be considerate of the HIPAA Privacy Rule when posting to the community.
——————————————- Mary Lynn Rae, CPHON, MSN, RN Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 12-16-2014 08:13 AM From: Renita Kuiper Subject: Platelet transfusions pre-procedure
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum . ——————————————- We are in the process of starting our next platelet study and would like some feedback on standards of care at other institutions.
1. What is your platelet threshold for these common procedures: – LP? No real threshhold- often use 20,000 – Line placement? (Broviac) 75,000 – Line placement? (PORT) 75000
2. At what platelet level do you typically keep your brain tumor patients at? >30,000
3. Is there any literature that guides your protocols? Do you follow evidenced-based practice?
Thank you in advance for your help in our platelet study. We hope to establish evidence-based guidelines here at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that will be beneficial to all pediatric oncology patients.