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Whats the most blood products you've given in a shift?

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richard1980 has 7 years experience and works as a RN.

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Just wondering... I'd say probably around 30+ for me but I'm curious if someone has a ridiculous story to share.

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FOCKER0014 has 6 years experience and works as a RN.

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self-inflicted GSW to chest...to OR...not a drip...back in unit x 10 minutes...Mt. St Helens erupted....40+ blood products in addition to 6 autotransfusions from the CT's...actually emptied 8 atriums....of course the end result is what you can imagine....long night though...residents learned NOT TO SQUEEZE the autotransfusion bags!!! ie...blood bath in the room, walls, hair, scubs, monitor..etc...LONG NIGHT of Charting!!!

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richard1980 has 7 years experience and works as a RN.

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Haha... Good times... We don't really let residents in patients rooms that are that sick. Hopefully their "pocket cheat sheets" were laminated...

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richard1980 has 7 years experience and works as a RN.

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You get a good sick open chest with a BiVad and DIC and it can be a long night...

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detroitdano works as a RNAS.

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Never much, we're MICU so we don't really see massive bleeders. Esophageal bleeders can be pretty bad though. I'd say the most I've given is probably 10-15 different varieties of products to one patient in 12 hrs.

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highlandlass1592 has 13 years experience.

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52 units in 8 hours..then they finally decided to take him back for "possible bleeding"...oh the kicker? the family comes in to visit and relates they just diagnosed patient with Von Willenbrand's before admission but patient didn't feel it necessary to tell us that pre-op. LONG night

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armyicurn works as a jack of all trades.

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52 units in 8 hours..then they finally decided to take him back for "possible bleeding"...oh the kicker? the family comes in to visit and relates they just diagnosed patient with Von Willenbrand's before admission but patient didn't feel it necessary to tell us that pre-op. LONG night

Don't you hate this crap???? When they do not tell you everything?:mad:

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core0 works as a Liver transplant.

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136 units of product in a 12 hour shift. Portal vein came unhooked. Patient walked out of the hospital.

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nursgirl works as a RN.

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40 units PRBCs and 12 liters IVF.. patient went home to her young children but it was a mess to chart. LOL

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nursgirl works as a RN.

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136 units of product in a 12 hour shift. portal vein came unhooked. patient walked out of the hospital.

niiiiiice! *high five* :yeah:

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Wile E Coyote works as a critical care RN.

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About 84 of just packed cells. Gave NaHCO3, CaCl, and LR/NS boluses between every few units of product. It was just myself and the surgeon running all that mess without an autotransfuser. Yes, the surgeon stayed with me the whole 12 hr shift, as well as stayed the 12 hrs with the next RN. They gave nearly the same amt of products as I did, and the surgeon was still at the bedside when I came back in to start my next shift. It was a memorable experience, to say the least.

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mpccrn has 30 years experience and works as a bedside icu nurse.

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148 units of prbcs in a 12 hr shift....MVA pt.....she didn't make it

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