Reply To: Blood product transfusions and PCA use with singular vascular access

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    December 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Per the AABB you can only administer saline; I believe the wording is that it can cause hemolysis of the blood when y-sited outside of the blood stream; we only make exceptions to this at end of life

     

    Thanks,

    Mary Lynn

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/12/2022 11:29:00 AM
    From: Brandi O’Dell
    Subject: Blood product transfusions and PCA use with singular vascular access

    Hi everyone,
    Does anyone have a guideline or policy that allows pain medications via PCA to be infused through the same lumen as blood products in the event a child has only single access? If you do, what references have you used to put this together? Any information is appreciated!

    Thank you and have a great day!

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    Brandi O’Dell, MSN,RN,CPN
    IA
    United States
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