What is the universal donor type for red cells vs. plasma?
- Red cells = O negative
- Plasma = AB
Pt is chronically ill and symptomatically anemic (SOB, chest pain, tachy) with Hgb <7, what do you transfuse?
1 unit of red cells --> anticipate Hgb ↑ 1
Non-trauma patient has significant chronic coagulopathy; what do you transfuse?
Give 1 unit of FFP
Pt needs emergent warfarin reversal (i.e., elderly pt w/ expanding subdural hematoma and INR =3); what do you transfuse?
Which blood type does this forward and reverse type result indicate?
What does this forward and reverse type result indicate about the type of blood?
This is AB+ blood
What is this patients blood type?
What are 2 risks when transfusing red cells?
Transfusion reactions 2/2 ABO incompatibility and alloimmunization
Which type of transfusion reaction is of greater risk with plasma transfusion (FFP)?
In trauma patient who is hemodynamically unstable (per vitals) what do you transfuse?
1:1 ratio of red cells to plasma