Blood Transfusions in the Intensive Care Unit

Rauen, Carol A.
June 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2008, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p78
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to the question about recommendations for blood transfusion in the intensive care unit.


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