Blood Administration: Post-procedure (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:04 Now, once it's complete and we've administered all the blood, throughout that bag, then we can stop the infusion pump.

    00:11 And many times at this point, we will flush and open up the saline bag to flush through the IV.

    00:17 Then we want to reassess the patient again, and check their vital signs, respiratory and cardiovascular assessment.

    00:25 And once we've infused the complete order, we can disconnect the administration tubing, scrub that hub again and make sure we flush through that site.

    00:33 Once you've completed this procedure, dispose of the administration tubing in the used supplies.

    00:39 So because it's a blood product, usually, you have to put it in a red biohazard bag, but check your agency's policy.

    00:47 Make sure the bed's back in the lowest position that's safest for the patient, take off your gloves, perform your hand hygiene, and document your procedure.

    00:55 Now, continue to monitor your client. We're not done here.

    01:00 So there may be a possibility of a delayed transfusion reaction, so make sure you're frequently rounding and assessing your client.

    01:09 Thank you for watching today.

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    The lecture Blood Administration: Post-procedure (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Blood Administration (Nursing).

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    1. Stop the infusion pump
    2. Perform a respiratory assessment
    3. Disconnect the administration tubing
    4. Use an alcohol pad to scrub the hub

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     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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