Frozen plasma contains minimal amounts of clotting factors V and VIII but can be used to treat rodenticide toxicity, hypoproteinemia, pancreatitis, antithrombin deficiency, or hemophilia B.
Protocol for use of frozen plasma
- Frozen plasma must be thawed in a 37°C water bath in a waterproof plastic bag. Do not thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature!
- Frozen plasma should be administered immediately upon thawing.
- Frozen plasma must be administered through a standard blood or component administration set containing a 150-170µ filter.
- The dose is 10-15 ml/kg.