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The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.

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You are taking care of a 5 kg patient with a diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot/Pulmonary Atresia
who is s/p Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt now coming for a complete repair with a Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery conduit. On bypass, the patient receives a total of 2 units of Packed Red Blood Cells and 1 unit of Fresh Frozen Plasma. A Fibrinogen level drawn while on bypass reveals a level of 180 mg/dL. As you are preparing for separation from bypass would you, in addition to platelets, order the following to the operating room?