Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

Title

Wrong Blood, Wrong Patient: Preventing Blood Transfusion Errors

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

Science

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The topic I selected for the Evidence Based Project was eliminating blood transfusions errors. I selected this topic because blood transfusions can be a critical lifeline for many patients and steps must be taken in order to eliminate errors in the transfusion process. Common errors include patient misidentification and incorrect blood product sampling and labeling. If these errors occur, they can cause transfusion reactions which can in turn cause patient morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the project was to examine a current blood transfusion policy and make recommendations based on research articles to eliminate blood transfusion errors.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

Other Affiliations

Murray State University

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Wrong Blood, Wrong Patient: Preventing Blood Transfusion Errors

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

The topic I selected for the Evidence Based Project was eliminating blood transfusions errors. I selected this topic because blood transfusions can be a critical lifeline for many patients and steps must be taken in order to eliminate errors in the transfusion process. Common errors include patient misidentification and incorrect blood product sampling and labeling. If these errors occur, they can cause transfusion reactions which can in turn cause patient morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the project was to examine a current blood transfusion policy and make recommendations based on research articles to eliminate blood transfusion errors.