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Enfermería Global

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CORTES FADRIQUE, Carmen et al. About blood products. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.37, pp.23-37. ISSN 1695-6141.

Transfusion is an ongoing need, and as widely used it requires that quality and safety should be ensured to avoid, in particular, the transmission of diseases. It must be a custom treatment. Nursing roles are particularly important as the care required. The aim of this study is to determine the variability of nursing skills on the extraction of pre-transfusion samples and administration of blood products. Anonymous questionnaires were sent out on-line for subsequent filling and 180 nursing professionals participated. 74.4% of nurses said that blood transfusion can only be administered simultaneously with normal saline, 56.1% reported that each transfused packed red blood cells increases hemoglobin 1 g / dl. We found a consensus among the scientific recommendations and the responses made by different professionals, a fact that is confirmed by the low rate of adverse notifications registered in our study. The development and implementation of policy guidance regarding the administration of blood products is essential.

Keywords : Blood products; transfusions; packed red blood cells.

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