Promoting safer blood transfusion practice in hospital.

  title={Promoting safer blood transfusion practice in hospital.},
  author={E Parris and John Grant-Casey},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={21 41},
  • E. Parris, J. Grant-Casey
  • Published 20 June 2007
  • Medicine
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Results from a national comparative audit of bedside transfusion practice show that patients in the UK are at risk of misidentification and poor monitoring when undergoing a blood transfusion. A commonly identified reason for poor compliance with guidelines from the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH et al 1999) is a lack of awareness of good transfusion practice (National Blood Service (NBS) 2005). This article discusses the implications of the audit findings for the… 
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