Packed red cells - used for?
Used for transfusion in chronic anaemia and cases where infusion of large volumes of fluid may result in cardiovascular compromise.
Packed red cells - obtained by?
Centrifugation of whole blood.
Platelet rich plasma - use?
Usually administered to patients who are thrombocytopaenic and are bleeding or require surgery.
Platelet rich plasma - obtained by?
Low speed centrifugation.
Platelet concentrate - prepared by?
high speed centrifugation
Platelet concentrate - use?
To patients with thrombocytopaenia
Fresh frozen plasma - prep from?
Single units of blood.
Fresh frozen plasma - contains?
Contains clotting factors, albumin and immunoglobulin.
Fresh frozen plasma - how much 1 unit?
200 to 250ml.
Fresh frozen plasma - use?
Usually used in correcting clotting deficiencies in patients with hepatic synthetic failure who are due to undergo surgery.
Fresh frozen plasma - usual dose?
Usual dose is 12-15ml/Kg-1.
Fresh frozen plasma - should not be used?
It should not be used as first line therapy for hypovolaemia
Blood products - whole blood fractions & key points