RN - Apheresis (526976)
Hatfield Resource Center (HRC)14D20
Monday –Friday 0700-1530
Proficient in Apheresis procedures TPE, Collection ECP. Share on call responsibilities
Bill rate: $80
Experience with all types of vascular access devices including PIV placement skills, Port-a-cath access, Apheresis catheters, care and maintenance
Three years acute care hospital experience
Experience in apheresis/dialysis procedures
Oregon RN License – okay to submit candidates with RN license pending
Therapeutic apheresis is a relatively unfamiliar area of nursing practice. It involves the separation and removal of blood components and constituents for direct or indirect treatment of conditions spanning a wide range of clinical specialties; it requires a particular set of technical skills and specialized knowledge. This article summarizes the procedure, when it is used, and the specialist skills needed to perform it and deal with any side-effects.
During the process of apheresis, blood components/constituents are separated or removed from a patient or donor in a continuous flow, with or without being replaced. Blood is drawn into a machine, usually via a vein in the cubital fossa of the arm, then returned to that or another vein minus the collected or removed components/constituents. Replacement fluid is added if required.