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Administration of Blood Products

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Administration of Blood Products

Author: Janice Tazbir

Administration of blood products is one of the many responsibilities we have as nurses. Almost 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S (1), each with the potential for harm. Unfortunately, many preventable transfusion errors occur each year. Staying up to date on blood administration is the best way for nurses to avoid potentially deadly consequences of transfusion errors.  

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Pre-Infusion
    Pre-Infusion Checklist 
    Assess your Patient 
    Determine IV Access 
    Vital Signs
  3. Infusion
    The Importance of Two Step Verification
    Reassessment of Vital Signs
  4. Blood Transfusion Reactions 
  5. Post-Infusion  
  6. Institutional Policies on the Administration of Blood Product 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the administration of blood products. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand pre-infusion steps to prepare for a blood infusion. 
  2. Identify the steps of blood infusion. 
  3. Describe how to complete a blood infusion and required documentation. 
  4. List special considerations to remember when infusing blood. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: April 07, 2021

Course Expires on: April 07, 2024

Course Offering: 45