- After administering blood or blood components, return the empty blood bag to the blood bank.
- Although some microaggregate filters can be used for up to 10 units of blood, replace the filter and tubing if more than 1 hour elapses between transfusions.
- Upon taking glucose, it will transported to the cells within 2 hours.
- Insulin lowers blood glucose level by transporting glucose to the cell and converting excess to become glycogen.
- The hormone that raises blood glucose level by converting glycogen to become glucose during hypoglycemia is Glucagon.
- In a neonate, hypoglycemia causes temperature instability, hypotonia, jitteriness, and seizures.
- Premature, postmature, small-for-gestational-age, and large-for-gestational-age neonates are susceptible to this disorder.
- Lugol’s iodine solution is administered to decrease the size and vascularity of the thyroid gland prior to subtotal thyroidectomy.
- When administering multiple units of blood under pressure, use a blood warmer to avoid hypothermia.
- Blood components may be warmed to no more than 107.6° F (42° C).
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