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Published on May 01, 2019

Emergent Blood Orders

SIM

N/A

Phone call order to blood bank 67655 with the following   information: 

  •   Patient Name
  •   CSN#
  •   Ordering provider
  •   Blood Armband #

Followed by a completed Adult Blood Order form with written order at blood pick up. 

CPT

N/A

Synonyms

Emergent RBC, plasma; Emergency Release of Uncrossmatched Blood; Stay ahead orders; Blood cooler; Transitional Cooler; Critical Care (CC) Cooler; OB Cooler; Whole Blood (WB) Cooler; Stay ahead order; Emerge Cooler; MTP

Specimen Type

Stat ordering and collection of Type & Screen is REQUIRED.  Transfusion of several units of blood prior to collection of the Type & Screen may make blood typing impossible and antibody screening invalid due to dilution from transfused donor blood.   

Container

6.0 mL Pink top tube

Collection Instructions

Draw Type & Screen immediately

Volume

6.0 mL

Additional Information

Ordering Information:

Any provider: 

Emergency Release of __#UnXmatched

  RBCL units, Plasma units, PLT, or Cryo

Stay ahead orders of __# RBC/__# FFP

Surgical hemorrhage:  Transitional

   cooler & Stay ahead order of

   __# RBC/ __# FFP

   Ordered by anesthesia or surgeon

OB Hemorrhage:  OB Cooler with

   or w/o stay ahead order.  

   Ordered by anesthesia

Critical Care Protocol:  Intensivist

   Ordered Only

Whole Blood cooler:  Eligible trauma

   patients (females >50 yrs or males)

Emerge cooler (male or female): 

  Limited to trauma patients

MTP:  Limited to trauma patients &

         Trauma Attending ordered Only

Patient

Preparation

N/A 

Specimen Processing   Instructions

Type & Screen testing will initiate ASAP post receipt.    Second blood type may be required for patients without a historical blood type on file to enable transitioning to type specific blood products.

Transport Requirements

Emergency Release of Uncrossmatched blood may be sent via 6 inch pneumatic tube to applicable areas.  All other areas must pick up at blood bank window with proper blood release form.

All coolers from blood bank must be picked up at blood bank window with proper blood release form. 

Whole blood cooler and Emerge cooler are obtained from BloodTrack Emerge in trauma bay.

Specimen

Stability

N/A

Rejection

Criteria

Requests made outside of scope outlined above.  Adjust order so blood can be provided without delay.

Reference Range

N/A

Critical Value

N/A

Test Includes

N/A

Methodology

N/A

Testing Frequency

24/7

Reviewed By

Mara Richardson

Reviewed Date

3/5/19

Reviewed by Mara Richardson on March 05, 2019

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