Trauma Blood Transfusion - page 3
Anyone out there ever had the need to give multiple units in an emergency situation where the time for each unit to infuse was less than 15 minutes. I need to know where to find written rules for... Read More
Jan 7, '03Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42originally posted by montroyal
four units of blood in twenty minutes thru a 32 french foley which was placed thru a stab wound in the left ventricle of a patient.
cool!! i bet that was a sight to see!!
Jan 7, '03Occupation: RN pacu CPAN Specialty: 40 year(s) of experience in Critical Care,Recovery, ED ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '00; Posts: 1,136; Likes: 721Using a three way stop cock and 60cc syringe you can get a unit of wb into a patient in less than a minute, providing you have large bore IV access. Trick I learned while working in an ER in Vietnam.
Jan 7, '03Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298WOW!