Transfusion practice and guidelines in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units

@article{Westbrook2010TransfusionPA,
  title={Transfusion practice and guidelines in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units},
  author={Amy Deen Westbrook and Ville Pettil{\"a} and Alistair D Nichol and Michael J. Bailey and Gillian A Syres and Lynnette Murray and Rinaldo Bellomo and Ellen Wallace Wood and Louise Elizabeth Phillips and Alison Street and Craig French and Neil R. Orford and John Ramiro Agudelo Santamar{\'i}a and David Jamie Cooper},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={1138-1146}
}
To describe the relationship between clinical practice and national guidelines for the transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP), platelets, and cryoprecipitate in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units (ICUs). Forty-seven ICUs over a 5-week period from August to September 2008. Prospective, observational, multicentre, cohort study. A total of 874 patients receiving any type of blood transfusion. All patients who were transfused at least one unit of any blood… CONTINUE READING
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