Blood transfusion is a complex procedure inter-linking many multidisciplinary health care team members.
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, whereas an error in transfusion can be fatal. Transfusion error, where the patient receiving the incorrect blood component, remains the largest risk related to blood transfusions. Nurses, who are responsible for the bedside check before transfusion, have the final opportunity to prevent mis-match transfusions. An understanding and knowledge of the transfusion reactions, symptoms and its management is essential to safely perform blood transfusions.
This systematic online interactive course helps to improve the knowledge of the health professionals regarding blood transfusion so that they can perform safe transfusion and maintain good quality care.