Today was my first pre-clinical day and I got my pt. and everything and my teacher asked me to look up why they are watching my pt. HCT level, well she just had a TKA and so I got that answer but what I don't understand is if the level goes below 25 they give 2 units of PRBC but b/t the units they give 10mg of Lasix. I can't find out anywhere why I am giving the lasix besides knowing the obvious of it flusing out fluid. Is that the right answer or is there something deeper that I am not seeing?? Is it because there is more hemoglobin and it's trying to flush out some of that, I have no idea!!
Any info. would be so helpful!!!