Interdisciplinary process improvement for enhancing blood transfusion safety.

  title={Interdisciplinary process improvement for enhancing blood transfusion safety.},
  author={Mark T. Larocco and Kathy Brient},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  volume={32 2},
We describe a multipronged, multidisciplinary effort to improve the safety of blood transfusion in our hospital. System-wide practices related to the ordering, delivery, and transfusion of blood products were addressed including: (1) appropriate selection of patients and utilization of blood, (2) accurate blood product labeling and tracking, (3) reliable transportation of blood products between the transfusion service laboratory and the bedside, (4) electronic verification of patients and… CONTINUE READING

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