Improvement in fresh frozen plasma transfusion practice: results of an outcome audit.

  title={Improvement in fresh frozen plasma transfusion practice: results of an outcome audit.},
  author={Naveen Kakkar and Rupinder Deep Kaur and Jasbir Dhanoa},
  journal={Transfusion medicine},
  volume={14 3},
Blood components have been in use in clinical practice for many decades now. In spite of fairly clear guidelines regarding their use, inappropriate prescriptions for components are still rampant. We undertook this work to assess the appropriateness of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusions in our hospital. A prospective audit of 504 transfusion orders for 1761 FFP units was conducted over a 6-month period which was followed by a re-audit of 294 FFP prescriptions for 961 units. In the initial… CONTINUE READING


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