Saturday, June 30, 2007

it gets your blood pumping

Yesterday I gave the most blood products that I'd ever given for a single case. I kind of lost count, but I think it was on the order of 30 units of PRBCs, 30 units of FFP, 20 units of cryo, 18 units of platelets, not to mention 10 units of Cell saver, 6 bottles of albumin, and a smattering of other miscellaneous fluids. I had the rapid infuser going, and at points, I was putting up bags two or three at a time and actually squeezing them into the bucket to get the blood into the patient as fast as I could.

When I woke up this morning, my arms were really tired.