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A case of transfusion error in a trauma patient with subsequent root cause analysis leading to institutional change.

Clifford SP, Mick PB, Derhake BM. A Case of Transfusion Error in a Trauma Patient With Subsequent Root Cause Analysis Leading to Institutional Change. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016;4(2):2324709616647746. doi:10.1177/2324709616647746

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June 15, 2016
Clifford SP, Mick PB, Derhake BM. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016;4(2):2324709616647746.

Transfusion errors can have serious consequences. This case analysis discusses a wrong-patient transfusion error in a hospital's emergency room and reviews findings of the subsequent root cause analysis, which determined training weaknesses, time pressures, and distractions within the team due to the chaotic nature of trauma care.

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Clifford SP, Mick PB, Derhake BM. A Case of Transfusion Error in a Trauma Patient With Subsequent Root Cause Analysis Leading to Institutional Change. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016;4(2):2324709616647746. doi:10.1177/2324709616647746