IVTeam Phils Hub
This copy of the procedures from the 7th edition of the
Nursing Standards on Intravenous Practice
by ANSAPwas reproduced for educational purposes of Filipino student nurses and registered nurseswho need to review and study the procedures prior to actual IVT training and practicum.
1. Verify doctor’s written prescription andmake a treatment card according tohospital policy.2. Observe ten (10) Rs when preparing and administering any blood or bloodcomponents.3. Explain the procedure/rationale forgiving blood transfusion toreassure patient and significantothers and secure consent. Getpatient’s history regarding previoustransfusion.4. Explain the importance of the benefits on Voluntary Blood Donation(
RA 7719 – National Blood Service Act of 1994
).5. Request prescribed blood/blood components from blood bank to includeblood typing and X-matching and blood result of transmissible disease.6. Using a clean lined tray, get compatible blood from hospital blood bank.7. Wrap blood bag with clean towel and keep it at room temperature.8. Have a doctor and a nurse assess patient’scondition. Countercheck the compatible blood tobe transfused against the X-matching sheetnoting ABO grouping and Rh, serial no. of eachblood unit, and expiry date with the blood baglabel and other laboratory blood exam asrequired before transfusion (Hgb and Hct).9. Get the baseline vital signs – BP, RR,temperature before transfusion. Refer toMD accordingly.