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by sweetieann sweetieann (Member)

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Just a quick question:

I know you have to use a filter and all of that...but can PRBC and plates be given through a peripheral IV, or must it always be a central line? Thanks!

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crysobrn has 7 years experience and specializes in OB L&D Mother/Baby.

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We give thru a peripheral but our protocol is an 18ga. For peds or babies we go smaller though.

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purple_rose_3 has 6 years experience and specializes in Intensive Care and Cardiology.

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In my facility it needs to be a 20 or larger.

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Roy Fokker is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/Trauma.

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Prefer #20 or bigger.

But I've given blood through 22s....

Sometimes, you can't pick and choose. If all you can shove into a patient is a 22, well, 22 it is then!

cheers,

PS: Don't forget - you shouldn't use PUMPS to infuse PLATELETS! ;)

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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When I used to work in peds, we used to give blood via pump into 24's- obviously, the biggest line you can get is the best, but if it's a baby, a 24 will work.

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ICRN2008 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health.

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In peds we give blood through 22ga but can give through 24ga if necessary. We always use a pump.

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jnrsmommy specializes in LTC/Rehab,Med/Surg, OB/GYN, Ortho, Neuro.

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Prefer #20 or bigger.

But I've given blood through 22s....

Sometimes, you can't pick and choose. If all you can shove into a patient is a 22, well, 22 it is then!

cheers,

PS: Don't forget - you shouldn't use PUMPS to infuse PLATELETS! ;)

Just curious, why isn't a pump used for platelets? I've always given them wide open, but never thought about why we don't use a pump.

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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When I worked in peds we gave platelets on a pump, cuz everything needs to be on a pump in peds. Ideally, in adults, you don't use a pump because there is the possibility of the pump damaging the platelet cells.

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