by Cathy Parkes November 11, 2018

LevelUpRN Blood Transfusion Reaction Tip of the Day
If a patient has a blood transfusion reaction: stop the transfusion, infuse 0.9%
NACL
through a separate line, and be sure to send the blood bag back to the lab.


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