Know why you need it-I always want to know and have proof of need
Consent on chart
Type and Screen=blood on hold
Large bore IV inserted
Iv pump with primed ytubing
2 nurse check-name band, dob, consent, expiration date, blood type,
Initial vital signs
Q15 minute VS
Run slower for first 30 minutes-then open up.
Run no more than 4 hours-follow doctor's orders.
if no additional fluids to be hung-saline flush and change end cap.
fill out paperwork-total amount infused.
Send bag and tubing back to lab.
This is what happens in our facility without any reactions, or continued infusions.
Things to remember:
In the event of emergency blood O- all of the same things are done as above, when blood type obtained-subsequent prbc are of the correct blood type.
Frozen blood must be warmed.
If giving blood-you probably want two lines.
Don't think I forgot anything, but there each facility has different rules for administration of blood products. Good luck on your test.