Should We Transfuse Platelets Prior to CVC Placement?

July 28, 2023 00:26:16
Should We Transfuse Platelets Prior to CVC Placement?
Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Should We Transfuse Platelets Prior to CVC Placement?

Jul 28 2023 | 00:26:16

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Show Notes

Central venous catheter (CVC) placement is common in critically ill patients for a variety of indications.  Thrombocytopenia is also quite common in critically ill patients.  Unfortunately, literature and guideline recommendations vary on the threshold for prophylactic platelet transfusion in patients undergoing a procedure.  In this podcast we discuss a recent trial that evaluated prophylactic platelet transfusion in patients with severe thrombocytopenia undergoing CVC placement.

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