Transfusion Reactions

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4.4 out of 5 (12 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

15

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Transfusion reactions are adverse events associated with the transfusion of whole blood or one of its components. They range in severity from minor to life-threatening and can occur during a transfusion, termed acute transfusion reactions, or days to weeks later, termed delayed transfusion reactions. Transfusion reactions may be difficult to diagnose as they can present with non-specific, often overlapping symptoms. The most common signs and symptoms include fever, chills, urticaria, and itching. Some symptoms may resolve with little or no treatment. However, respiratory distress, high fever, hypotension, and hemoglobinuria may indicate a more serious reaction. All cases of suspected reactions should prompt immediate discontinuation of the transfusion and notification of the blood bank and treating clinician. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of transfusion reactions and highlights the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance outcomes for affected patients.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Explain when a transfusion reaction should be suspected.
  • Explain what should be done immediately upon suspicion of a transfusion reaction.
  • Describe measures that should be taken to prevent transfusion reactions.
  • Explain the importance of improving coordination amongst the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care for patients affected by transfusion reactions.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Transfusion Reactions

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  • Name: 'Blood Product Transfusion Image.jpg' Attribution: Kendall Crookston MD PhD Professor, Pathology and Medicine University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Name: 'Causes of Transfusion reactions.png' Attribution: Jolee Suddock, D.O. Pathology Resident, PGY-1 University of New Mexico

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