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Recognition of red cell transfusion reactions by pediatricians – Full Text

"Pediatricians have insufficient knowledge about red blood cell transfusions and recognition of transfusion reactions" Schaffhausser et al (2020).
Abstract:

Objective: To assess the level of knowledge of emergency pediatricians on red blood cell transfusions and their reactions.

Methods: Written survey with emergency pediatricians from a pediatric hospital.

Results: Less than 20% of pediatricians showed appropriate knowledge on prescribing red blood cells and recognition of transfusion reactions. There was no significant statistical regarding time since graduation and blood transfusion classes in undergraduate studies or during medical residency.

Conclusion: Pediatricians have insufficient knowledge about red blood cell transfusions and recognition of transfusion reactions.

Reference:

Schaffhausser Filho CJ, Faria JCP, Suano-Souza FI, Sarni ROS. Red blood cell prescription and recognition of transfusion reactions by pediatricians. Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2020;18:eAO5446. Published 2020 Sep 14. doi:10.31744/einstein_journal/2020AO5446