Implementing a program to improve compliance with neonatal intensive care unit transfusion guidelines was accompanied by a reduction in transfusion rate: a pre-post analysis within a multihospital health care system.

@article{Baer2011ImplementingAP,
  title={Implementing a program to improve compliance with neonatal intensive care unit transfusion guidelines was accompanied by a reduction in transfusion rate: a pre-post analysis within a multihospital health care system.},
  author={Vickie L. Baer and Erick Henry and Diane K. Lambert and Ronald A. Stoddard and Susan E. Wiedmeier and Larry D. Eggert and S J Ilstrup and Robert D. Christensen},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={264-9}
}
BACKGROUND We previously reported that in the year 2006, approximately 35% of the transfusions administered in the Intermountain Healthcare neonatal intensive care units (NICU) were noncompliant with our transfusion guidelines. In January 2009 we instituted an electronic NICU transfusion ordering and monitoring system as part of a new program to improve compliance with transfusion guidelines. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In the four largest NICUs of Intermountain Healthcare, we performed a pre… CONTINUE READING

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