Blood vs NS Question - page 2
When would you give blood to a trauma patient instead of NS or LR? What are the indications? For blood is it just when there's a low RBC count? I know you sometimes mix them, I think in a 1:3 ratio,... Read More
Mar 8, '05Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 21Excellent, you answered everything I was asking about. Thanks.
Mar 8, '05Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 118; Likes: 8Quote from taidanAgreed, if your patient is having a bad day, you do what it takes.I agree the intravascular fluid shift may be fairly temporary but, especially pre hospitaly when Blood products and rapid transfusers aren't always available the extra fluid can usually keep a patient alive untill defintive care, oftentimes from my exp. not possible with vanilla LR or NS
Mar 9, '05Occupation: Level III NICU Specialty: NICU ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 1,606; Likes: 930Ok, clearly showing my lack of ER knowledge here... what is vanilla LR?
Mar 9, '05Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 15Quote from KRVRNlol I just meant normal Ringers With nothing addedOk, clearly showing my lack of ER knowledge here... what is vanilla LR?