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Standardisation of the crossmatching for craniofacial and neurosurgical surgery.
Children requiring craniofacial and neurosurgical surgery.
Healthcare professionals involved in the pre-operative management of these children.
|Procedure||Red Cell Units to be Crossed|
|Monobloc advancement||4 units
(+20ml/kg FFP & 10ml/kg Platelets)
|Synostosis repair, including; Scaphocephaly, Tigonocephaly, Brachycephaly, Plagiocephaly, Fronto-orbital advancement||2 units|
|Dermoid cyst||1 unit|
|Vault expansion||1 unit|
|Tumour resection/debulking||2 units|
Other procedures assessed on a case to case basis
Emergency use Group O negative blood is always available in Theatre fridge if blood is needed urgently
Last reviewed: 01 March 2015
Next review: 01 March 2017
Author(s): D Roger, A Kreslins, P Bolton, E Harrison
Approved By: Clinical Effectiveness