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At my current institution, we run all blood products for all patients on a pump. We have “Blood tubing” with a filter on it that is for large volume infusions. Our NICU may use syringes, I’m not sure.
I have been at institutions that infuse platelets via gravity for all patients and some places where stem cells are dripped into all patients at a prescribed rate. (We don’t give stem cells at my current institution.)
—————————— Amanda Lulloff, PhD, RN, PCNS, CPHON Clinical Nurse Specialist Blank Children’s Hospital Des Moines, IA —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-24-2019 12:23 AM From: Sarah Hakim Subject: transfusion of blood via pump
Kindly appreciate sharing with me your practice in transfusing blood and blood products via pump.
we added to our policy that pediatric patient less that 40 kg need to have the transfusion running through a pump. So, what we do is we connect the transfusion bag to the patient, we prepare a 60 ml syringe with an extension tube, we withdraw 60 ml after 60 ml of blood from the bag, that is kept attached to the patient, then we run the syringe filled with the blood in a syringe pump (medfusion or alaris) until all the volume is over.
what do you do in your place?
—————————— Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN Clinical Educator Lebanon ——————————