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Potential Complications of Transfusions: Avoiding a Bloody Mess

Potential Complications of Transfusions



Faculty: Daria Ruffolo, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Contact Hours: 1.25 contact hours of Continuing Education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

1.25 Contact hours

90 days of access (renewable)

Printable handouts

5-item quiz

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Blood transfusion is an essential intervention that has saved countless lives, but there are numerous complexities to its administration. Blood is something that can easily betray the course of treatment, from the hidden sources of blood loss in standard care to the life-threatening complications of improper cross-matching. This presentation will look at the science and evidence behind transfusion therapy. It will include a historical analysis, indications, potential complications, and alternative therapies and interventions. Evidence-based guidelines will also be featured to help guide the nurse practitioner in safe and effective transfusion care.

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