Blood transfusions - page 2

Who does the blood transfusions in the OR?... Read More

  1. by   angel03
    I suppose every hospital is different depending on many factors.....We have CRNAs monitor techs interns and residents.....unfourtunately the RN staff does not administer blood, blood products or IV fluids.....WE check the products in write the verbal orders but we do not adminster them......This is solely the responsibility of anesthesia.......I do feel at times I have lost some skills..but this maintains control and continuity......If a patient is crashing and we need to help hang these produts we do.....(this has only happened to me 1 time in 20 years)....I take a lot of trauma call and am exposed to various situations....our anesthesia staff has adequate help usually....it is the our team that needs cloned or at least another set of arms........
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Anesthesia (an anesthesiologist, since we don't have CRNAs) hang and monitor it are our facility.
  3. by   shodobe
    Carcha and I do exactly the same things. I do it because I want to and I know the anesthesiologists appreciates all the help they can get. I don't think I could work at a hospital that limited what I can do to help with any difficult case. Whatever these techs can do I can do as well if not better. I like to get my hands dirty, so to speak, and it keeps up all my skills. Mike
  4. by   carcha
    Also as an aside, if a trauma case is out of PACU hours we recover the patient. When I am hanging fluids monitoring gasses ect, ect I have a better "feel" for the patient during the recovery period so to speak. I am not getting my information second hand from the anaesthetic provider whose on his way to the canteen. Anyway thats my take on it.

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