ICUs Adopting Lower-Volume Tubes Conserve Blood, Benefit Patient Health: Study Highlights


According to a key study, utilizing lower-volume tubes in ICUs could reduce blood collection for testing, lowering transfusions for vulnerable patients who are frequently forced to numerous draws. Standard tubes collect up to 6 ml, which is unnecessary because most tests require only 0.5 ml. This procedure preserves the patient's strength as well as the general blood supply.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
October 18, 2023

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