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    Jones was shivering and there were rashes all over her body. The signs and symptoms can be seen within 24 hours of blood transfusion. Based on Mrs. Jones shivering indicated that she has fever and chills. Mrs. Jones can also suffer from the acute hemolytic reaction if she has symptoms such as low back pain, flushing, tachypnea, hypotension, vascular collapse, and bleeding. To manage these reactions, the transfusion needs to be stopped and draw blood samples for testing to avoid hemolysis reaction (Potter, 2014). “A hemolytic transfusion reaction is a serious complication that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction occurs when the red blood cells that were given during the transfusion are destroyed by the person 's immune system” (Transfusion reaction - hemolytic,…

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    blood bank for pre-transfusion testing; including type and antibody screen and crossmatch for six units of PRBCs. After the units were issued to the OR, the patient received five compatible units of RBCs. After the infusion of about 100mL of the sixth unit, the transfusion stopped because the patient became hypotensive. The surgery was then completed without any further transfusions. The patient was then transferred to the ICU for recovery and then it was observed that the patient exhibits…

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    health care facility for emergency surgery. A sample was taken to the blood bank for pre-transfusion testing; including type and antibody screen and crossmatch for six units of PRBCs. After the units were issued to the OR, the patient received five compatible units of RBCs. After the infusion of about 100mL of the sixth unit, the transfusion stopped because the patient became hypotensive. The surgery was then completed without any further transfusions. The patient was then transferred to the ICU…

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    In the medical environment, blood transfusions are a common method of providing patients with the necessary fluid components to maintain vital bodily functions. Blood can be harvested and donated from other individuals, or can be taken from the patient and preserved for autologous use. Whichever the case, this procedure has saved countless lives on end and remains a crucial part of nursing. It is imperative that such a useful procedure be taken seriously in the workplace since there remains a…

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    Running head: TRANSFUSION 1 TRANSFUSION 2 Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is an under-reported, life-threatening complication of blood component transfusion due to the misinterpretation of symptoms, unfamiliarity of causes, and delay of standardizing methods of prevention. According to Mazzei, Popovsky, & Kopko (2008, 734), TRALI is characterized by symptoms indistinguishable from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and…

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    Goel just did not do his study on any one but only on people who have had platelet transfusion for their leukemia. Also the people he is studying got arterial thrombosis or died from the transfusion (4). Goel is trying to figure out a better way for this transfusion or why is it when people get it for leukemia they either get arterial thrombosis or die. There has been reported 10,624 people put in hospital after the transfusion with TTP. There are all different types of thrombosis’s he looked…

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    A blood transfusion is a procedure in which a small needle is used to insert an IV line into one of your veins. You then receive healthy blood through this. They are done to replace blood lost during surgery, from a serious injury or if your body is unable to make blood properly because of an illness. The procedure generally takes from 1 to 4 hours depending on the amount of blood required. The donated blood must match the patients’ blood, otherwise serious complications may occur, such as an…

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    Jehovah’s Witnesses pose great challenges to the medical field by refusing to accept blood transfusions. A variety of aspects of medicine, such as surgery and trauma, use blood transfusions for the preservation of life. Philip Baron, a professor or law, argues that the state has interests in preserving human life as well as “protecting the professional ethics and discretion of the medical profession”. These two interests create conflict between upholding patient autonomy and preserving human…

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    Pediatric Transfusion There are precautions one must always take when assisting in a transfusion case, but extra care and monitoring is done when a pediatric patient is involved. Special requirements and testing must be done from the moment these patients are first born. For example, only forward blood typing must be done for infants because they do not make antibodies until reaching four months of age. Similar to blood typing, different regulations are required when transfusing a pediatric…

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    He found that different red blood cells in different people can cause clumping which were incompatable. He had figured out that each one of us has different blood types which he named them A, B and C. He later changed the “C” name to 0 (zero) and then it became “O”. There are four types of blood types that we know of today which are A, B, AB and O. To those there are also A- A+, B- B+, O- O+, AB- AB+. Thanks to Karl we have successful blood transfudions and blood banks. “In 1848 18 out of 48…

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