|Authorised by Charge Nurse - Newborn
TM20 is free of the
risk of infectious disease as it is heat inactivated.
TM20 comes in two sizes - 10ml and 100ml and is made from large
pools of New Zealand donor plasma. It
is used for babies with low protein and oedema.
100ml volume as 10ml ampoule is too small to filter using blood filter
Can be utilised 2 ways:
a volume expander like
Must be diluted
- 1 part to 4 parts of 0.9% sodium chloride.
- To draw fluid out of the tissues.
Albumex TM20 draws 4 volumes
of fluid from the extra cellular fluid into the circulation.
Thus, 20ml of Albumex TM20 results
in approximately 80ml increase in the circulating volume.
This can cause volume overload, particularly in the presence of renal
It should be given
undiluted over 1 hour (approximately).
2gm in 10ml is equal to 40ml Albumex TM4.
the bottle is opened it must be used straight away.
signs on Agreement to Treatment Forms (CR0111).
of Albumex TM20
on the blood transfusion/IV fluid cart (CR5541).
NZBS requisition form (111F01802).
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