Blood Patch

  1. 0 Hello OR nurses,

    When a patient is receiving a blood patch, do your anesthesia care providers prefer the assistance of an OR nurse, or is one of the floor staff RN's used?

    Just curious...
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  3. Visit  layna profile page

    About layna

    From 'Northern Michigan'; 48 Years Old; Joined Feb '02; Posts: 123; Likes: 1.

    6 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  cindyln profile page
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    I have helped with many a blood patch. Our anesthesia staff will use the floor staff because they are actually doing it at the patient's bed. Why bring OR staff?
  5. Visit  RNonsense profile page
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    Not an OR nurse, but I did have to have a blood patch 3 years ago. It was done in the ER...I don't believe the assisting nurse was from the OR.
  6. Visit  sunnygirl272 profile page
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    i have assisted w/ many a blood patch...not in quite some time...was when i worked in a painclinic...
  7. Visit  niteshiftnurse profile page
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    I have had several blood patches done because of myleograms and most were done in the doctors office. Only once was it done in the OR
  8. Visit  OBNURSEHEATHER profile page
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    We assist with them, as they are done right at the bedside.
  9. Visit  layna profile page
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    Thanks, everyone! I thought that this would be the case. I have some staff on my unit that believe that the OR nurse should be the one to assist with this. Since this does not involve administration of spinal or epidural anesthesia, I thought a floor nurse would be able to handle it. I think that there is just fear of the unknown since we don't do them very often.

    Thanks again!

    Layna


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