Case 141: Short case 1

You are an interventional radiology trainee (ST5) and are running a procedure list tomorrow morning, with support from a consultant. You look through the cases and one of the request forms states:

‘New AML. For CPX. Requires Hickman line for chemo etc.’

You review this 68 year old, female patient’s recent bloods:

Hb 80, WCC 2.1, Plt 23

PT 13, APTT 30, Fib 4.5

Does the patient require any blood product support pre-procedure?

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