Complications of Blood Transfusion
4/11/2016 12:36:46 pm
Informational, thank you. We are not taught in nursing school that blood tx can cause ARDS- good to know
4/11/2016 04:51:06 pm
Yes! An odd one, but hopefully it explained clearly as to why above. It's not something we obviously think about!! It's very rare - 1/5000 units transfused, it will roughly happen in an immunological way - but only 1/1100 (the less serious non-immune version) can happen. It can be worrying, distressing and if it happened noticeably, would likely require ICU admission or at least escalation very quickly. Something to think about when the patients can sit for a while in A&E etc - can happen up to 6h post-transfusion!! :-O
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