Octaplex – work fast its an EMERGENCY!

In recent incidents we have had significant delays in giving OCTAPLEX. So  we have developed this advice.

  • Activate EARLY in head injury patients on warfarin.
  • Order on EPR & Paper [see below]
    • Infuse over no more than 30 min
    • Recheck INR at 30 min after finished infusion



Prescribing Octaplex on EPR

  • Requests & Care Plans OR Quick Orders
  • Search: Blood Components
  • Coag Factors select YES 
  • Coag Factor product and units free text Octaplex & Dose
  • Complete ALL mandatory fields
  • To collect & give Octaplex the [Paper] Transfusion Care Pathway  must also be completed

UNSURE if your patient has received OCTAPLEX DON’T ASSUME. Check transfusion have dispensed it!



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