Reply To: transfusion of blood via pump

  • Theresa Gerten

    July 24, 2019 at 9:28 am

    At Phoenix Children’s Hospital we run all blood products on a pump. Our blood bank sends the product to us in a syringe if <60ml.

    Theresa Gerten, RN MSN Ed

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital

    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders


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    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?

    Thank you

    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator