Blood Patch in a Jehovah's Witness: Case Report of a Novel Arterial-to-Epidural Closed-Circuit Technique.

@article{Olsen2017BloodPI,
  title={Blood Patch in a Jehovah's Witness: Case Report of a Novel Arterial-to-Epidural Closed-Circuit Technique.},
  author={Kevin Robert Olsen and Ashley L Screws and Stephen O. Vose},
  journal={A & A case reports},
  year={2017}
}
Jehovah's Witness patients have unique perioperative challenges involving blood products. We describe the use of a novel method to maintain a closed circuit between a Jehovah's Witness patient's arterial blood and the epidural space while performing a blood patch for postdural puncture headache. Previously described methods have utilized venous catheters to maintain a closed circuit between the body and the epidural space. This is the first report we are aware of that utilizes a closed-circuit… CONTINUE READING
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