I'm working on a case study for a patient presenting with AIDS. Under medical orders it says to transfuse 2U of washed RBCs. It then asks to list three complications that the nurse should observe in a patient receiving this blood product.
I know about the blood transfusion reactions, but I can't find anything in my book on WASHED RBCs and I'm not having much luck online either. Will washed RBCs make a person more at risk for certain transfusion reactions? would it particularly affect a person with the AIDS virus more so than a non-immunocompromised patient?
I would appreciate any insight.
His labs given were:
HgB: 6 g/dL
Sed Rate: 28 mm/hr
BUN: 68 meq/L