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  1. 0 Can regular pump tubing be used for infusion of FFP or is Blood tubing required? I have been told both ways from several Critical Care nurses.
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  3. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    In our ED we tend to run FFP straight through regular tubing. No pump.
  4. Visit  stidget99 profile page
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    We use regular primary tubing but a blood filter on a secondary line.
  5. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    I have always thought of it this way it is a blood product so use blood tubing. You can run it faster usually 15 min.
  6. Visit  julieK profile page
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    In my unit, we run it by gravity only in a y-type tubing with a saline bag on one end and the ffp (other blood product) on the other.

    -Julie
  7. Visit  tridil2000 profile page
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    Quote from Butternut
    Can regular pump tubing be used for infusion of FFP or is Blood tubing required? I have been told both ways from several Critical Care nurses.
    the american red cross wants it run on y tubing using a filter.

    pressures inside pumps can damage blood product cells.
  8. Visit  hrtprncss profile page
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    i always tx ffp wide open either by gravity or regular iv max bolus depending upon pt's blood pressure and after following basic tx precautions in the beginning. plt are the only one's that need to be hung by gravity because of the chances of the cells rupturing
  9. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from tridil2000
    the american red cross wants it run on y tubing using a filter.

    pressures inside pumps can damage blood product cells.
    There are no red bllod cells in plasma. Mant facilities use the Y-tubing, only because you can then flush thru any remaining product that is still in the tubing.
  10. Visit  meownsmile profile page
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    We administer just as if it were PRCB's. Dr. sets rate of infusion. Although there isnt a problem with it going through a Y-set with a flush.
  11. Visit  Gracie_OU profile page
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    Blood products can be safely infused with infusion devices. Contact your manufacture and they can provide the white papers that document the safety.
    They would not provide blood sets for their pumps if this was not safe. I know that when I began nursing that we would NEVER infuse blood product on a pump, but after reviewing P&P we did some research and yes, it is approved.
    But alway's follow your P&P, hopefully it's based on the latest research though...
  12. Visit  Butternut profile page
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    We're using a pump but I wondered if I could just use regular pump tubing in the pump for the FFP instead of using blood tubing in the pump for FFP.
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    What happens to the rest of the FFP left in the tubing? What are you going to flush it with, or are you?
  14. Visit  meownsmile profile page
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    Quote from Butternut
    We're using a pump but I wondered if I could just use regular pump tubing in the pump for the FFP instead of using blood tubing in the pump for FFP.
    I dont think regular pump sets are approved for blood administration, they dont have filters. The blood sets for pumps and the Y-type sets both have filters built in the sets themselves.

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