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Haematology Transfusion Medicine Protocols

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The Transfusion Protocols presented on this site are for use within King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. The protocols are based on National and International Blood Transfusion Guidelines and include resources such as the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) National Guidelines and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) Recommendations and Component Information. The protocols exist to promote better and safer Transfusion Practice at WNHS.

Blood Product Prescription

KLAXON safe steps

Blood Transfusion Pre Transfusion Testing

Transfusion History

Blood Transfusion Urgent and Emergency Requests

Major Haemorrhage and Urgent Transfusion Requests

Blood Product Issue and Pre Transfusion Checks

Blood Products Issue Transportation and Storage
Checking Procedure Pre Administration of Blood Products

Blood Product Administration

Blood Product Infusion and use of Blood Warmers

Blood Transfusion Patients Care and Monitoring

Care and Monitoring of Transfused Patients

Blood Transfusion Documentation

Essential Documentation

Blood Transfusion Management and Reporting of Reactions and Adverse Events

Adverse Effects of Transfusion

Fresh Blood Components

Plasma Derived and Synthetic Products

Zoster Immunoglobulin

Anti D Immunoglobulin

Rh D Immunoglobulin (Anti D) Products and Applications

Autologous and Direct Blood Donation and Cell Salvage

Autologous and Direct Blood Donation

Intraoperative Cell Salvage

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