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A framework to support safe blood transfusion practice

04 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In response to reports of fragmentation in care, treatment delays and concern over the safety of patients receiving blood transfusion support, a collaborative...

Safe transfusion of blood components

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Administering the wrong blood component to the wrong patient can have serious clinical consequences, including death. Patients have a right to safe clinical practice...

How to undertake a blood component transfusion

30 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Blood

Rationale and key points Blood component transfusion, commonly referred to as ‘blood transfusion’, is a general term for the transfusion of red blood cells,...

Use of blood components in clinical practice

23 April 2019

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Blood component transfusion is a procedure undertaken by nurses across a range of clinical specialties. An understanding of why blood components are used, and the...