transfusions

Stony Brook gets mobile transfusion certification

In a New York State first, Stony Brook University Hospital’s ambulance service has been approved to administer blood transfusions on the road. The certification allows standard ambulance crews to administer blood components as necessary while transporting patients from one medical facility to another, without the presence of a doctor or transfusion-certified nurse. Previously, paramedics and other EMS personnel were not allowed to administer blood products during ambulance transportation, a potentially dangerous hiccup for emergency patients…