Does a perception of increased blood safety mean increased blood transfusion? An assessment of the risk compensation theory in Canada
- Hemovigilance: A new beginning in India. Boparai, Jaspreet Kaur; Singh, Surjit // International Journal of Applied & Basic Medical Research;Sep-Dec2015, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p200
Hemovigilance plays an essential role in ensuring patient safety with regard to blood transfusions. The data generated through the hemovigilance system helps in framing important changes in the whole blood transfusion process which are useful for better patient safety. This article briefly...
- Analysis of quality assurance programmes for HIV screening in blood transfusion centres in Delhi. Dhingra-Kumar, N.; Sharma, A.K. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1997, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p223
Presents an analysis of the quality assurance programs carried out in Delhi, India, with regard to the safety of blood transfusions relating to the problems by various transfusion-transmissible diseases. What aspects of the process of the transfusion was studied; What the results of the study...
- Fear of blood. Edelson, Edward // Popular Science;Jun93, Vol. 242 Issue 6, p108
Discusses how fear has become a dominating factor in the world of blood transfusions, with AIDS the greatest driving force behind the fear. How hospitals are using any measures they can think of to reduce the use of donated blood; Safety of blood supply; Research into blood substitutes; What's...
- Your guide to trouble-free transfusions. Harovas, Joan; Anthony, Helene H.; O'Connor, Eileen // RN;Nov93, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p26
Presents a step-by-step guide and explanations about transfusion therapy. Identification of blood component for every symptom; Preparation; Evaluation of IV access in terms of patient's total treatment plan; Temperature and filtering; Adjustment of the flow-rate clamp during transfusion;...
- Managing transfusion reactions. Harovas, Joan; Anthony, Helene H.; O'Connor, Eileen // RN;Dec93, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p32
Discusses the safety of transfusion therapy. Proper intervention if problems arise; Incidence of reactions as higher in patients who have had multiple transfusions or pregnancies; Symptoms of a reaction; Acute hemolytic reactions; Febrile reactions; Coping with allergic responses; Prevention of...
- One step closer to safe transfusions. Sutton, Darinda E.; O'Connor, Eileen // RN;Dec93, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p38
Discusses the use of Bloodloc, a device that creates a physical barrier against a wide variety of blood transfusion errors in hospitals. Testing of Bloodloc; Components; Method of use; Provision of extra security against mislabeling; Development of an electronic version of Bloodloc; Expense;...
- Making blood supply safer. // Patient Care;5/15/1996, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p15
Reports on guidelines in the united States regarding the screening of donated blood for HIV-1 p24 antigen. Infected blood as coming from infected donors who have not yet developed detectable evidence; Advantages of screening for p24.
- Is the blood supply safe? // Consumer Reports;Oct87, Vol. 52 Issue 10, p596
Systems blood banks use to test for infectious organisms-- malaria, hepatitis, and AIDS. Using your own blood for transfusions (autologous transfusion)--allowing time to donate, how it works. Who can't donate blood. INSET: Put your blood in a private bank?.
- How Safe Is Safe Enough? New Infections and the U.S. Blood Supply. Heymann, S. Jody; Brewer, Timothy F.; Fineberg, Harvey V.; Wilson, Mary E. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/1/92, Vol. 117 Issue 7, p612
Talks about the safety of the U.S. blood supply and transfusion practices. Focus of most debate about transfusion practices; Strategy for dealing with the safety of the blood supply; Circumstances that would all factor into the development of a transfusion threshold.