I cannot seem to find the answer to this question in any of my nursing books..
How should a nurse manage a patient using a blood reinfusion system?
Nov 28, '06
The possible clinical consequences of autologous transfusion are similar to those of regular transfusions. You would check the usual things you check for a patient receiving a transfusion:
- vital signs incl. temp and blood pressure
- signs of hemolysis incl. hemoglobinuria
- signs of acute respiratory distress
- signs of fluid overload
If you observed any of these signs, you'd stop the transfusion and follow hospital policy (return to blood bank, incident report etc).
That's all I can think off the top of my head. Hope it helps. You may want to try the Infusion Nurses forum for more info.