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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.

1. Blood Product Prescription

KLAXON safe steps

2. Blood Transfusion Pre Transfusion Testing

Transfusion History

3. Blood Transfusion Urgent and Emergency Requests

Major Haemorrhage and Urgent Transfusion Requests

4. Blood Product Issue

Receiving Blood with a Patient Transfer

5. Blood Products Receipt at Bedside

General Considerations for Receipt of Blood Products

6. Blood Product Pre Transfusion Checks

Pre Transfusion Checking Procedure

7. Blood Product Administration

Blood Product Infusion and use of Blood Warmers

8. Blood Transfusion Patients Care and Monitoring

Care and Monitoring of Transfused Patients

9. Blood Transfusion Documentation

Essential Documentation

10. Blood Transfusion Management and Reporting of Reactions and Adverse Events

Adverse Effects of Transfusion

11. Fresh Blood Components

Special Requirements for Blood Products

12. Plasma Derived and Synthetic Products

Zoster Immunoglobulin

13. Anti D Immunoglobulin

Rh D Immunoglobulin (Anti D) Products and Applications

14. Autologous and Direct Blood Donation and Cell Salvage

Autologous and Direct Blood Donation

Intraoperative Cell Salvage

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