Advanced IV Preparation

Blood Transfusion in Skills Lab

Blood Transfusion

Procedure for administering a blood transfusion:

  • Patient Assessment/Preparation

    • Previous transfusion history - previous history of adverse reactions
    • Previous history of heart or renal disease - may need to give transfusion slower (also with pediatric and geriatric patients)
    • Assess IV site - 19 gauge for adults
      Adults