Reply To: Platelet transfusions pre-procedure

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    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.

    Renita Kuiper, BSN, CPHON, RN