The nurse is preparing to administer one unit of packed red blood cells. The nurse should include which of the following interventions?


•When administering blood products, the nurse should use a 20G catheter or larger to prevent hemolysis.

•Normal saline is the only fluid compatible with blood products.

•The nurse should stay with the patient for the first 20 minutes because this is the time hemolytic reactions are most likely to occur.

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