We had quite a debate about the administration of blood products the other night at work which became unusually heated. So I put the question out to all of you...
1) How fast do you run your PRBC's? What type of tubing do you use? What size of angiocath do you run it through? This subject in particular was hotly debated.
2) How fast do you run your FFP? What type of tubing do you use and through what size angiocath? Do you use a pump?
3) How fast do you run your platelets? What type of tubing do you use and through what size angiocath? Do you use a pump? This subject was also hotly debated.
4) Do you feel there is any difference in cell integrity when running your (trauma-emergent) blood in using a pressure bag as opposed to using a rapid infuser/warmer?
It will be interesting to see what some of your opinions might be!!
I completely agree with jmgrn65 . In the ER we don't have the blood-pump tubing but on the floors they do and it works great.
Last edit by jayne109 on Feb 19, '08