Transfusion errors include a wide range of events, from ABO incompatibility, infection-related complications, specimen errors, and over-transfusion. The discussion will include a review of the prevalence and etiology of perioperative transfusion errors. Components of hemoviligence will be reviewed including safety initiatives, information technology resources, and other best practices to avoid transfusion errors and transfusion-related adverse events.
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Perioperative Deterioration: Early Recognition, Rapid Intervention and the End of Failure to Rescue
by Steven Greenberg, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Authors of the anesthesia closed claims database, recently suggested that…