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Plasma, Frozen

Blood Product

Description

Plasma plus anticoagulant frozen within 24 hours of collection. Contains plasma proteins including all coagulation factors. Volume is printed on the product bag.

Patient Preparation

Coagulation studies should be done before FP is ordered. Patient should have patient identification wristband for comparison with component container label before administration. See the LHS Blood Administration policy.

Storage

Frozen at <-18°C Thawed product stored at 1-6°C.

Expiration

Frozen: 1 year; Thawed: 24 hours

Reported

Allow a minimum of 30 minutes for thawing.

Comment

FP must be ABO compatible. Rh compatibility not required. Crossmatch not necessary

Use

Correction of INR >1.5, PTT >60 seconds. Bleeding related to coagulation factor deficiencies where specific concentrates are not available or are contraindicated.

Transfusion Guidelines and Audit Criteria for Infants Less than Four Months of Age

Transfusion Guidelines and Audit Criteria for Pediatric Patients Greater than Four Months

 

Transfusion Guidelines for Adults

Limitations

Coagulopathies are usually better corrected with specific therapy, such as AHF for hemophilia. Volume overload can be problematic. Not to be used solely for volume expansion.

Dosage

Hemostatic dose 10 mL/kg. Usual adult dose for INR >1.5 is 2 units FP. If INR is >2 consider 4 units FP. Usual pediatric dose is 10 - 20 mL/kg for INR >1.5.

Administration

Transfuse 5-10 mL/minute or as patient tolerates. Must be administered with filter.

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2019 09:40:09 PM


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