Two samples for blood transfusion: single centre experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593856
Title:
Two samples for blood transfusion: single centre experience
Authors:
Thomas, William; Davies, J.; Asamoah, A.; Scott-Molloy, C.; Sansom, V.; Kerr, Jonathan
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the introduction of two-sample policy for transfusion at our hospital and reduction of the risk of ABO incompatible transfusion. BACKGROUND: ABO incompatible transfusion can be a fatal but avoidable event. Wrong blood in tube is a cause of ABO incompatible transfusion and there are various strategies available to try and expunge this event. METHODS: Survey of policy/practice before and after the introduction of a two-sample policy. RESULTS: Staff training is inadequate in reducing the risk of ABO incompatible transfusion. A two-sample policy was introduced and does not significantly increase workload or use of group O blood and does not compromise patient safety by causing delay in blood provision. Post hoc analysis confirms good understanding of the policy by medical staff. Observation of medical staff taking transfusion samples demonstrated consistent deviation from policy, enforcing the need for confirmatory samples. CONCLUSION: A two-sample policy adds an extra layer of safety to transfusion practice and can be introduced without creating new problems.
Citation:
Transfus Med. 2014 Aug;24(4):209-12.
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Transfusion medicine
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593856
DOI:
10.1111/tme.12122
PubMed ID:
24779632
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0958-7578&date=2014&volume=24&issue=4&spage=209
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1365-3148
Appears in Collections:
2014 RD&E publications; Clinical Haematology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorDavies, J.en
dc.contributor.authorAsamoah, A.en
dc.contributor.authorScott-Molloy, C.en
dc.contributor.authorSansom, V.en
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Jonathanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:35:49Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:35:49Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-01en
dc.identifier.citationTransfus Med. 2014 Aug;24(4):209-12.en
dc.identifier.issn1365-3148en
dc.identifier.pmid24779632en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/tme.12122en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593856en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the introduction of two-sample policy for transfusion at our hospital and reduction of the risk of ABO incompatible transfusion. BACKGROUND: ABO incompatible transfusion can be a fatal but avoidable event. Wrong blood in tube is a cause of ABO incompatible transfusion and there are various strategies available to try and expunge this event. METHODS: Survey of policy/practice before and after the introduction of a two-sample policy. RESULTS: Staff training is inadequate in reducing the risk of ABO incompatible transfusion. A two-sample policy was introduced and does not significantly increase workload or use of group O blood and does not compromise patient safety by causing delay in blood provision. Post hoc analysis confirms good understanding of the policy by medical staff. Observation of medical staff taking transfusion samples demonstrated consistent deviation from policy, enforcing the need for confirmatory samples. CONCLUSION: A two-sample policy adds an extra layer of safety to transfusion practice and can be introduced without creating new problems.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0958-7578&date=2014&volume=24&issue=4&spage=209en
dc.titleTwo samples for blood transfusion: single centre experienceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalTransfusion medicineen

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