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- Transfusion Complications
Journal Article > Study
MacDougall N, Dong F, Broussard L, Comunale ME. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:247-251.
Journal Article > Commentary
A case of transfusion error in a trauma patient with subsequent root cause analysis leading to institutional change.
Clifford SP, Mick PB, Derhake BM. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2016;4:2324709616647746.
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.
Cases & Commentaries
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Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD; May 2004
Understanding that she may lose her life without it, a woman severely injured in a collision rejects a blood transfusion for religious reasons. However, her parents persuade the physicians otherwise, and the woman lives.