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Blood Transfusions for Anemia in the Hospital

…Some doctors believe that hospital patients who fall below 10 g/dL should get a blood transfusion. But recent research found that: Many patients with levels between 7 and 10 g/dL may not need a blood transfusion. One unit of blood is usually as good as two, and it may even…

Transfusiones de sangre para la anemia en el hospital

…alcanzar este nivel. A menudo, una unidad de sangre es suficiente. Algunos médicos creen que los pacientes hospitalizados que bajan de 10 g/dL deberían recibir una transfusión de sangre, pero la investigación reciente ha encontrado que: Muchos pacientes con niveles entre 7 y 10 g/dL posiblemente no necesiten una transfusión

Choosing Wisely Champions

…on clinically accepted interval rules. Red Blood Cell Utilization Project Team, UCLA Health (2019) — UCLA Health utilized IT-enabled strategies to increase the number of guideline-indicated red blood cell transfusions and decrease the number of routine two-unit transfusions. Along with educational efforts, the initiative resulted in a sustained and continued…

American Society of Hematology to Recognize Choosing Wisely Champions at 58th Annual Meeting

…and launched an educational campaign (“Why Give 2 when 1 will do?”). With these collective interventions, the number of single unit transfusions increased by approximately 17 percent during the program period. Single unit transfusions are now the predominant red blood cell transfusion order (comprising nearly 57% of all red blood…

ASCP – Plasma transfusions

…plasma transfusion: the effect of plasma transfusion on coagulation test results. Am J Clin Pathol 2006;126:133-139. Roback JD, Caldwell S, Carson J, et. al. Evidence-based practice guidelines for plasma transfusion. Transfusion 2010;50:1227-1239. Fatalities Reported to FDA Following Blood Collection and Transfusion Annual Summary for FY2016. [accessed Mar 20, 2018]. Available…

ASCP 2018 Choosing Wisely Champions Recognized for Reducing Unnecessary Testing

…to produce an intuitive user interface for the first version of the perioperative transfusion dashboard, strategize the best approach to begin a perioperative blood management campaign at their institution, and produce and administer a survey on perioperative red blood cell transfusions to his department. The survey data produced by Dr….

SABM – Avoid transfusion when alternative strategies are available

…is wide variation among medical practitioners and hospitals with regard to medical knowledge about the true risks of transfusion, alternatives to transfusion, and the delivery of this information to patients. Outside of the truly emergent clinical situation, transfusion should be avoided or limited when other interventions are available. Alternative strategies…

ASCP34-Do not order a Type & Crossmatch for patients undergoing procedures that have minimal anticipated blood loss, historically low fraction of transfusion use, and a low transfusion index (ratio of transfused units to patients).

1600965575:13 12 default September 1, 2020 field_54ad9e6ce06ff Do not order a Type & Crossmatch for patients undergoing procedures that have minimal anticipated blood loss, historically low fraction of transfusion use, and a low transfusion index (ratio of transfused units to patients). field_54b3ece95c4b3 Appropriate use of blood component resources is critical…

SHM – Red blood cell transfusions for arbitrary hemoglobin hemotocrit thresholds

Transfusion and Cellular Therapies Worldwide. AABB name change. [Internet]. 2012 [Cited 2012 Oct 15]. Available from: www.aabb.org/about/who/Pages/namechange.aspx. field_54b3fb640c91b field_54beabaeb4a28 field_54b803304ba6a field_54b803574ba6b field_54b8037f4ba6c field_54bd1b1564140 3671 Society of Hospital Medicine – Adult Hospital Medicine advises against red blood cell transfusions for arbitrary hemoglobin or hematocrit thresholds. SHM – Red blood cell transfusions…