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Placental Blood Collection
Transcript of Placental Blood Collection
>Hemodynamic Instability Increased risk for
Hemorrhage Increased Incidence of
Handicaps >Increased need for early blood transfusion
>Early use of Vasopressors NICU NURSES Reduces the potential need for early
in neonates less than
32 weeks gestation * There are no EXTRA costs
*Reduce hospital costs by using less donor blood More blood can be obtained for blood samples yielding more accurate results Vasopressors are less commonly
used in the first days of life
due to improved
Hemodynamic stability References:
Journal of Perinatology. 2012. Using umbilical Cord blood for the initial blood test of VLBW neonates results in higher hemoglobin and fewer RBC transfusions. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.27
Special Thanks to Dr. Robert Christensen for his help and sharing of his publications regarding placental blood draw