An overview of the transfusion process


During this dvm360® interview, Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC), explains the process of prepping and administering a blood transfusion

In this dvm360® interview at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC), reviews the steps to take when a patient requires a blood transfusion. Roach also explains what to monitor for after the proceedure is finished.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Karen Roach, RVT, VTS (ECC): We monitor very carefully in that first 30 minutes, cause a lot of times that's when you're going to see the most acute reactions. So, we'll be taking vitals and keeping a really close eye on them for vomiting or swelling and temperature spikes.

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