Closed system for blood sampling and transfusion in critically ill patients.

@article{Rezende2010ClosedSF,
  title={Closed system for blood sampling and transfusion in critically ill patients.},
  author={Ederlon Alves de Carvalho Rezende and Marcus Ant{\^o}nio Ferez and Jo{\~a}o Manoel da Silva Junior and Amanda Maria Ribas Rosa de Oliveira and Renata Andr{\'e}a Pietro Pereira Viana and Ciro Leite Mendes and Diogo de Oliveira Toledo and Miguel Costa Ribeiro Neto and Tatiane Akemi Setoyama},
  journal={Revista Brasileira de terapia intensiva},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={5-10}
}
OBJECTIVE Anemia is common in severely ill patients, and blood sampling plays a relevant causative role. Consequently, blood transfusions are frequent an related to several complications. Trying to reduce the transfusion-related risk, minimizing blood loss is mandatory. Thus, this work aimed to evaluate a closed blood sampling system as a strategy to spare… CONTINUE READING