Nurses knowledge in Transfusion Medicine in a Portuguese university hospital: the impact of an education.

@article{Freixo2017NursesKI,
  title={Nurses knowledge in Transfusion Medicine in a Portuguese university hospital: the impact of an education.},
  author={A. Freixo and Isabel Matos and A. Leite and A. Silva and F. Bischoff and Milene Carvalho and Carla Monteiro and A. Ferreira and Susana Fernandes and N. Lemos and B. Delgado and H. Gomes and Maria Regalado and F. Sabio and Filomena Cardoso and Maria Do Carmo Koch and L. Ramos and F. Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue},
  year={2017},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          49-52
        }
}
Although most of the errors that occur in transfusion medicine do not cause severe consequences for the patient, such events are not rare and most of the fatal reactions are attributed to human error1. The majority of the errors occur in clinical wards2, including bedside use of the wrong blood units and misidentification of the patient or the sample. Nurses play a very important role in these activities, and more than half of the steps in the transfusion chain are dependent on the nurse’s… Expand
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