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Journal Article > Review
Cohen R, Ning S, Yan MTS, Callum J. Transfus Med Rev. 2019:33:78-83.
Inaccurate patient registration can result in information gaps that contribute to delay, misunderstandings, and harm. This review discusses registration errors in the blood transfusion process. The authors discuss how problems can occur during various stages in the transfusion process and result in blood-type discrepancies. They suggest improved reporting of identification mistakes and use of photo identification tools as strategies to prevent patient harm associated with registration errors.
Journal Article > Study
Evidence-based red cell transfusion in the critically ill: quality improvement using computerized physician order entry.
Rana R, Afessa B, Keegan MT, et al; Transfusion in the ICU Interest Group. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:1892-1897.
Using a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, the investigators developed an evidence-based protocol for red cell transfusion and found that it reduced inappropriate transfusions over a 3-month test period.