Transfusion and Hemovigilance in Pediatrics

שנת פרסום ראשונה: דצמבר 2013
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מפרסם: Pediatric Clinics of North America

KEY POINTS

  • Transfusion is very safe with a low risk of viral or other infection; the most common pathologic event is a febrile/allergic transfusion reaction.
  • Adverse event reporting (hemovigilance) has resulted in changes in transfusion practice, which have reduced pathologic events such as transfusion-related acute lung injury.
  • Errors in basic procedures have been identified as the most common cause of adverse transfusion incidents (correct identification of the patient is essential).
  • Every transfusion should be assessed for appropriateness to avoid unnecessary exposure to blood components.

Pediatr Clin N Am 60 (2013) 1527–1540
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2013.08.010