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By Joseph Sweeney Yvonne Rizk

ISBN-10: 1417523565

ISBN-13: 9781417523566

ISBN-10: 1570594945

ISBN-13: 9781570594946

This instruction manual makes a speciality of the basics in medical transfusion. Technical aspect is deliberately passed over so that it will let the reader to understand crucial details in the shortest time. particular suggestions at the administration of other scientific occasions is the target that allows you to facilitate scientific desision making. This booklet fills a void among the minimum info normally textbooks of medication, surgical procedure, Anesthesiology, and so forth. and the extra targeted texts to be had within the box of Blood Banking and Transfusion drugs. the worth of this publication is the power to understand salient positive aspects relating to present concerns and medical choice making. heritage informaiton is minimum and given basically whilst its omission might obsucre realizing. while extra aspect is required, reference texts or different assets of data are recommended.

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Overall, institutions vary in the percentage of patients who receive platelet transfusions, from less than 5% to greater than 80%. It is likely that some patients may benefit from these platelet transfusions. However, it is also likely that a substantial number do not benefit, resulting in blood component wastage. Modest postoperative normovolemic anemia (Hct 24-30; Hb 8-10 g/dl) is common and usually well tolerated, and the practice of routinely transfusing red cells to maintain the hematocrit greater than 30 (Hb > 10 g/dL) likely reflects a transfusion style.

In the past, most blood was transfused in a hospital setting. Hospital patients tend to be more easily identifiable, since they commonly have an identification band attached which contains identifying information. , for A-line insertions) or inaccessible. Different protocols for proper recipient identification should be in place for each location to ensure that the recipient is properly identified. Although identification of a recipient by one individual is acceptable, this is most commonly performed where possible by two individuals, one of whom is generally either a nurse or physician.

It is preferable, but not required, to collect the blood sample into an unlabeled container. The sample must then be immediately labeled at the bedside by affixing a preprinted label or handwriting the information. Labeling, and the identification of the phlebotomist, must be completed at the site of collection (bedside). It is unacceptable to complete any part of this process at a different location from the actual site of collection. Errors at the point of sample collection set the stage for the fatal outcome of a subsequent transfusion.

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