Reply To: Work flow of keeping patients one hour post transfusion for vital signs

  • Sheila Tobin

    Member
    November 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for your input, I will post when we make a decision and share what that is based on the latest AABB Standards.

    Sheila

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    Sheila Tobin
    San Diego, CA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-20-2013 07:05 PM
    From: Sheila Tobin
    Subject: Work flow of keeping patients one hour post transfusion for vital signs

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
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    What is your hospital’s current practice for patients who have received blood transfusions in the clinic and are ready to be discharged home, but require vital signs one hour post transfusion according to the AABB standards?  This is a challenge for our clinic bed situation, and is a change in practice for some of our seasoned families who have received many blood transfusions and have not had issues (choose to leave at end of transfusion.)  Any ideas are welcome!  This also affects inpatient nursing, as some clinic patients are sent to the inpatient unit to finish their transfusions before discharge home (this will mean the child/family will need to wait one hour post transfusion for vital signs.)

    Thank you!
    Sheila Tobin RN BSN CPON
    Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

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    Sheila Tobin
    San Diego, CA
    United States
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