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Transfusions

AUTHOR:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Understand the ABO and Rh system for classifying major blood groups.
  2. Distinguish between "type and screen" and "type and cross".
  3. Select appropriate blood component to replace oxygen-carrying capacity, platelets, and coagulation factors.
  4. Recognize and distinguish the immune-mediated transfusions reactions:  Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction, delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction, febrile non-hemolytic transfusion reaction, allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, transfusion-related acute lung injury.
  5. Recognize the risk of non-immunologic reactions to transfusion, including hypothermia, hyperkalemia, iron overload, and fluid overload.
  6. Appreciate the infectious risk of transfusions, including, HCV, HIV, HBV, CMV, and bacterial contamination.
Section
AccessMedicine > Huppert’s Notes: Pathophysiology and Clinical Pearls for Internal Medicine > Key Medications & Interventions in Hematology > TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders, 2e > Blood Transfusion
Case File
AccessMedicine > Resident Readiness®: Internal Medicine > Case 42 > Transfusions
Section
AccessMedicine > The Infographic Guide to Medicine > Hematology/Oncology > Blood Transfusion Reactions

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