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Adminstering Blood??

by ShanaLynn329 ShanaLynn329 (New) New

I am in nursing school and we have check offs tomorrow on various skills. One of them is blood administering. When I practiced with fake blood in class my blood would always run back up into my NS after I primed the tubing with the NS. What am I doing wrong??? Please help I might have to do this tomorrow at 9 in the morning and I don't know what my deal is :o) Thanks!!

After you prime the tubing with NS, make sure the side of the Y tubing to the saline is clamped before you open the side of the Y where the blood is spiked. Good luck!

hypocaffeinemia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

After you prime with the NS, clamp off the NS before opening the blood.

Hope that helps


Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

Make sure you have clamped the NS tubing after priming the tubing. Then unclamp your blood.

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