I need to be able to monitor blood products while in a cooler such as at bedside in the OR during a surgical case. We currently use the BT10 indicators but I am needing a device to take a digital temperature reading of the cooler at intervals during the surgery.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in Advance!
Would anyone be willing to share their SOP's for "tubing" blood products? I am trying to get this started at my facility (even though it seems like everyone else has been doing it for years!) and am already getting lots of questions. I figure being able to explain what others do might help! Thank you in advance!
Edit: we do not have the capability of "secure send" or scanning units/badges with our tube system
In general, what is a good amount of time to wait to check a hemoglobin after a RBC transfusion? I realize that the term "general" may be a bit too broad here considering all of the different conditions a patient getting transfusions may be in.
What we are looking at is newer policy here at our hospital requiring a H&H for most RBC post-transfusion patients before an order is processed for any further transfusions. We are anticipating questions on this.
If anyone has a definitive reference regarding a study on this or whatnot that would be nice to have also.