By Joseph D. Sweeney
This instruction manual makes a speciality of the basics of medical transfusion. particular information at the administration of alternative medical occasions is the target so that it will facilitate medical determination making. This guide fills a void among the minimum info more often than not textbooks of drugs, surgical procedure, anesthesiology, and so forth. and the extra distinctive texts to be had within the box of blood banking and transfusion drugs
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The drip chamber allows 10 and 20 drops per minute (10 drops = 1 ml) and the transfusionist can calculate the rate of transfusion and likely duration. Under some circumstances, the rate of blood transfusion can be increased by the use of either a pressure cuff or an electromechanical device, such as a pump. Although large pressures may be applied with a pressure device, this is not known to be harmful to either red blood cells or platelets. The major concern with pressure cuff devices is either bag rupture or the potential for air embolism.
1. Important steps in blood administration 1. Ensure proper recipient identification, ABO compatibility and Rhesus suitability of the product. 2. Inspection of the blood bag for product appearance and any leaks. 3. Ensure that the administration set has an in-line filter. 4. 9% saline. 5. If a mechanical pump is used routinely, information regarding lack of hemolysis is appropriate. 6. If blood warmers are used, these should be quality controlled at least semi-annually, or more often, depending on use.
A more liberal policy. There is no general agreement of this. It is important to appreciate that predeposit autologous blood is not completely safe Clinical Transfusion Medicine, by Joseph D. Sweeney and Yvonne Rizk. 1. Similar transfusion considerations in orthopedic and urologic surgery 1. Potential to over-cross-match allogeneic blood (Chapter 9) 2. Practice of predeposit autologous blood (Chapter 3) 3. Practice of intraoperative salvage (Chapter 3) 4. Practice of acute normovolemic hemodilution (Chapter 3) 5.