Reply To: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

  • Sandra Randall

    Member
    August 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Our Transfusion Manual outlines VS as:  BP, T, P, R. 
    We do VS:   Pre, 15 mintues into and at completion unless there is a change in condition.  As per Transfusion Manual.   

      I would say that with most of our standard unit VS require q 4 hour pulse oxy.  CNA’s do pulse oxy with most of the VS they take.  So there are many times when pulse oxy is done when not required by the transfusion manual. 

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    Sandra Randall
    Nurse Manager
    Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
    Portland, OR
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-19-2014 10:34 AM
    From: Caroline Costello
    Subject: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

    VS are done pre, 15 min then hourly after start until completed.  We don’t do a pulse ox.

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    Caroline Costello
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-19-2014 09:38 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

    VS are obtained pre; 15 min; then hourly and then 30 min post.  We do not obtain a pulse ox.

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-19-2014 08:53 AM
    From: Kristie Schulz
    Subject: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

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    Our blood transfusion vitals are baseline, 15 minutes into transfusion and hourly until complete.  Oximetry is not routinely used.
    Kristie Schulz
    Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
    St Louis MO
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-18-2014 06:43 PM
    From: Debra Bruene
    Subject: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
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    When you administer blood product transfusions, do you obtain vitals including oximetry?  What is the frequency?   Thanks!
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    Debra Bruene, APN
    University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Iowa City, IA
    debra-bruene@uiowa.edu
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