Case 62 – part A – update

Patient A has been with us for 48hrs.  He stabilised with the prompt treatment delivered on admission, but has spiked a temp in the last 12 hours.  His hickman line is still in situ.


He was anaemic on admission and therefore a 2 unit blood transfusion was ordered.  15 mins into the transfusion his temperature had risen from 37.5 to 38.9.  The nurse contacts you as the junior on the ward.   What do you suggest? any other information that would be useful?

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