Is this considered exposure? - page 2
I had an HIV patient who's new dialysis catheter bled out all afternoon. We held pressure for 2 hours until we could get FFP's in him.. Well anyways one of the nurses got some blood on her shirt and... Read More
Nov 27, '07Occupation: Staff nurse Specialty: ICU, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 805; Likes: 1,005The tunneled catheter had been placed earlier in the day. From radiology he went to dialysis where they gave him heparin. He was bleeding around the insertion site. Developed a huge hematoma right up by his neck! It was awful looking. Scared it would compromise airway. He started to bleed around 1500.. I redressed the site... Bleeding again at 1600, held pressure 15 min, redressed and it stopped.. around 1700 it started bleeding again and we held pressure until I left at 2100. We were in the process of giving 3 units FFP's when I finally was able to chart and leave. His PTT ended up being >100 by the way.