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Unit 7

Administration of Blood products

Types of blood components

  • Packed RBC
  • Platelets
  • FFP
  • Cryoprecipitates
  • WBCs

Types of blood donations

  • Autologous
  • Blood salvage
  • Designated donor


 Infusion controllers and pumps

Blood warmers

Precautions and nursing responsibilities


  • Transfusion reactions
  • Circulatory overload
  • Septicemia
  • Iron overload
  • Disease transmission
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
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