Reply To: transfusion of blood via pump

  • Angele Leger

    Member
    July 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    All our blood products regardless of volume are infused via the pump (using blood tubing.) If a blood product is in a syringe it is pre-filtered by transfusion medicine and administered using the syringe pump.

    Hope this helps!

    Ange

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    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749
    angele.phillips@cw.bc.ca
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-24-2019 12:23 AM
    From: Sarah Hakim
    Subject: transfusion of blood via pump

    ​Hello,

    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

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    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator
    Lebanon
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