11. Clinical Activities: Medical Decision-making, Sampling, Ordering Components, Administration, and Patient Monitoring

  1. René R. P. De Vries MD2 and
  2. Jean-Claude Faber MD3
  1. Clare Taylor PhD, FRCP, FRCPath

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch11

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety

How to Cite

Taylor, C. (2012) Clinical Activities: Medical Decision-making, Sampling, Ordering Components, Administration, and Patient Monitoring, in Hemovigilance: An Effective Tool for Improving Transfusion Safety (eds R. R. P. De Vries and J.-C. Faber), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338179.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Blood Transfusion Service of the Luxembourg Red Cross, Luxembourg

Author Information

  1. Manchester Blood Centre, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655276

Online ISBN: 9781118338179

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Keywords:

  • clinical activities, medical decision-making/sampling/patient monitoring;
  • safety of blood transfusion, transfusion-related care to patients;
  • Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI);
  • category for IBCT, used by SHOT to categorize incidents;
  • categories of errors, relating to clinical activities;
  • undertransfusion;
  • errors at this stage, result in ABO-incompatible transfusion;
  • Wrong Blood in Tube (WBIT);
  • Special requirements not met (SRNM);
  • future hemovigilance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Decision to transfuse

  • Sample collection

  • Ordering components

  • Administration

  • Patient monitoring

  • Initiatives to improve clinical transfusion activities

  • Future hemovigilance

  • Conclusions

  • References