*Why we should warmed blood before transfused to the patient.
Jun 21, '02
So it doesn't bring the patient's body temperature down too much.
My Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 6th ed., p. 785 says:
"An approved blood warmer may be indicated to prevent hypothermia and cardiac arrhythmias associated with the rapid infusion of refrigerated solutions."
Hope that helped.
Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jun 21, '02