NCLEX Topics – Blood and Blood Products

Here are the things that the NCLEX wants to make sure that you know about.

Identify the client according to facility/agency policy prior to administration of red blood cells/ blood products (e.g., prescription for administration, correct type, correct client, cross matching complete, consent obtained)

Check the client for appropriate venous access for red blood cell/blood product administration (e.g., correct gauge needle, integrity of access site)

Document necessary information on the administration of red blood cells/blood products

Administer blood products and evaluate client response

Saunders has a great section in the book about blood / blood products. Chapter 14, pages 158 – 168

A good overview –

And finally a great pdf that reviews blood types – actually from a ceu course so it is a bit in depth –

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