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Blood Transfusion Reactions

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There are two different types of risks when giving blood. The first relates procedural errors that may occur, such as placing incorrect labels on blood sampling tubes. The second area of risk relates to transfusion reactions. Reactions may occur during the actual transfusion or days or weeks after.

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There are basically two different types of risks when giving blood. The first relates procedural errors that may occur, such as placing incorrect labels on blood sampling tubes. The second area of risk relates to transfusion reactions. This is why Standard 7 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) is focused on blood and blood products. Nursing care of the patient undergoing a blood transfusion is of utmost importance. Nurses are responsible not only for the actual administration of the blood product and monitoring of the patient during its administration but also efficiently identifying and managing any potential transfusion reactions. It is important to remember that transfusion reactions may occur during the actual blood transfusion as well as in the days and weeks following the administration of the blood product.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator who has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching). She is passionate about education in nursing so that we can become the best nurses possible. Sally has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, day surgery, emergency, aged care, and general surgery.
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Lea Sloss
27 Oct 2020
Great to the point refresher for information pertaining to good blood fusion practices
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Robyn Sinclair
14 Nov 2020
Great educational material. Relevant.
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Sharon Mitchell
26 Jan 2021
Great, short but concise! Straight to the point. Great refresher!
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Pamela Miller
29 Oct 2020
It was interesting and concise.
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Ken Denny
01 Nov 2020
I thought this course was easy to understand, yet very detailed in the explanation's of the various problems that can occur in the transfusion of a patient.
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Siriwatra Forsyth
09 Feb 2021
This resource is very informative
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Natasha Herman
29 Mar 2022
Registered Nurse
great!
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Joy Welsford
24 Oct 2020
Very interesting, new information and easy to read. Quiz at end needs to be longer
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Melinda Kumar
28 Oct 2020
very interesting read
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colin williams
02 Apr 2021
Informative about risks associated with blood transfusions.
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