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Baby Banker

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Baby Banker last won the day on September 24 2020

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  1. I have it built into the computer system. It won't let you irradiate a PR platelet.
  2. There is a section in the most recent Technical Manual (20th Edition from 2020) on platelet transfusions in neonates and children. It begins on page 685.
  3. By the way, the AABB recently published a book on the validation and use of pneumatic tube systems to deliver blood products.
  4. We have a Central Transport Department that picks up most of our blood from the Blood Bank, even during MTPs (MTP=Massive Transfusion Protocol). We have a pneumatic tube system, but we don't use it for blood products except when sending them to our satellite lab in the CV unit. We don't have insulated carriers; I don't even know if that is an option, but the transport time is so short that it doesn't matter, and since it is going to another lab, we are confident that it will be taken out of the PTS station quickly and put into controlled temperature storage. When I worked next doo
  5. What do you do with a syringe aliquot that is made from a unit that has had bacterial testing?
  6. I am at a pediatric hospital as well. I requested open codes for the LVDS components our suppliers will be sending us. After we irradiate them of course.
  7. O how I wish I could convince people here of that!
  8. Get to know your staff, but remember that you are not there to be their buddy.
  9. There can be back pain in an HTR, although there are LOTS of other things that can cause back pain. HTRs generally have multiple symptoms due to the severity of the reaction., and can actually be caused by other things than immune response.
  10. There can be back pain in an HTR, although there are LOTS of other things that can cause back pain.
  11. I agree. If you hold the unit up to a light, can you see platelet swirling?
  12. It is best from an operational standpoint to do the same thing every time. If you always do a second type on patients without a history, you won't forget to do one.
  13. We have dedicated staff. There were too many errors otherwise.
  14. We still use AB, but we are pediatric only, and we often don't know how big the patient is at the beginning of an MTP. Our thinking is that the smaller a patient is the easier it would be to give them too much anti-B, or at least enough anti-B to potentially cause problems.
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