TRANSFUSION TRIGGERS IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

  • Aisha Kulsoom Mufti Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar Pakistan
Keywords: Critically Ill, Inappropriate transfusions, Patient blood management

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of inappropriate transfusions in tertiary care hospital.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: General Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, from Dec 2017 to Feb 2018.

Material and Methods: We analyzed fifty blood transfusions in a cross sectional study, each patient was individually examined regarding the presence of indication of transfusion. Frequency of inappropriate transfusions was noted.

Results: Out of 50 transfusions 25 were done in medical patients and 25 in surgical patients. Red cell concentrate was the most frequently used blood product as 70% of all the transfusions were red cells. Out of the total transfusions 42% were not according to international guidelines, platelet was the most frequently misused blood product. Medical patients were significantly more likely to receive inappropriate transfusions.

Conclusion: Our study concludes that 42% of total transfusions were not according to international guidelines.

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Published
2019-06-27
How to Cite
Mufti, A. (2019). TRANSFUSION TRIGGERS IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 69(3), 660-64. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3050
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