Emergency transfusion advice


Intravenous news: The NPSA report “Transfusions occur on a daily basis across a wide range of hospital clinical settings, and in both elective and emergency situations. The urgent provision of blood for life threatening haemorrhages requires a rapid, focused approach as excessive blood loss can jeopardise the survival of patients. Early recognition of major blood loss and immediate effective interventions are vital to avoid hypovolaemic shock and its consequences. One such action is the rapid provision of blood and blood components, for which effective communication between all personnel involved in the provision and transportation of blood is key.”

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