Reply To: Blood Transfusion – Vitals and Oximetry

  • Maritza Salazar Abshire

    August 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Vitals are obtained 15 min prior to transfusion, 15 min after the transfusion is initiated, then hourly while the transfusion is running. We do Vitals 30 minutes post transfusion as well. Oximetry is routine.
    Maritza Salazar Abshire
    Nurse Educator
    The Childrens Cancer Hospital
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
    United States

    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 .
    When you administer blood product transfusions, do you obtain vitals including oximetry? What is the frequency? Thanks!
    Debra Bruene, APN
    University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Iowa City, IA