Results for: apheresis

Can LPN's do apheresis?

LPN's are allowed to perform apheresis collections intended for patient transfusion or source plasma. However, most states require at least an RN to perform therapeutic apheresis, as medications are generally administered during the procedure. Please review each particular state's regulations. Full Answer

What is an automated split blood donation?

Automated collection of one or more blood components is called apheresis. A "split" product, commonly used in conjunction with platelet and/or plasma collections occurs when sufficient product is collected during one apheresis procedure, where two or more components are produced… Full Answer

What is photophesis?

In medicine, photopheresis or extracorporeal photopheresis is a form of apheresis in which blood is treated with photoactivable drugs which are then activated with ultraviolet light. Full Answer

What does an apheresis technician do?

An Apheresis Technician collects platelets and plasma use on patients who suffer from TTP or low platelet count, and certain types of cancer. It is collected using different systems. One uses two needles, one in each arm, where blood is… Full Answer

What is -apheresis?

Apheresis is a process in which blood is withdrawn from a patient, and the blood is then separated into plasma, platelets, and erythrocytes. The actual plasma, at times is then frozen, the plasma itself is paste-like in consistency and holds… Full Answer

Can blood donation cure abnormal cholestral?

Unfortunately, no. The volume removed during whole blood collection (450-550ml) would have no effect on total cholesterol or lipid subsets. Hypercholesterolemia unresponsive to medication w/wo diet modification may be treated with therapeutic plasmaphesis or selective Lipid Apheresis, with a physician's… Full Answer

How many times a year can you give blood?

FDA guidelines allow volunteer whole blood donations every 56 days, plateletpheresis donations twice a week up to 24 times a year, plasmapheresis twice a week (as long as total protein and immunoglobulin levels remain adequate) and double red cell collection… Full Answer

What can you tell me about hemodialysis?

In medicine, hemodialysis is a method that is used to achieve the extracorporeal removal of waste products such ascreatinine and urea and free water from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of renal failure. Hemodialysis is one… Full Answer