oa Professional Nursing Today - The role of nurses in massive transfusion : clinical
|Article Title||The role of nurses in massive transfusion : clinical|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Author||C.L. Barrett, M.J. Webb and V.J. Louw|
|Publication Date||May 2010|
|Pages||12 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Free State|
The situations in which massive transfusions are indicated are usually fraught with stress. This stress is compounded, as many hospitals do not have clear guidelines regarding administration of blood products or the monitoring of patients receiving massive transfusions. The nurse plays a critical role in the management of a massive transfusion, both directly related to the transfusion and also in coordinating the administration of the blood products and the identification of the complications of a massive transfusion.
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