Transfusion may be a common procedure but it can end in disaster
Lynne Pearce Health journalist
Stakes are high when handling and managing blood products for transfusion – here’s how nurses can prevent errors and keep patients safe
With around 2.5 million units of blood components transfused in the UK each year, it’s a relatively common and safe nursing procedure – but errors are potentially catastrophic.
Nursing Standard. 34, 11, 72-74. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.11.72.s23