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Blood transfusion

10 May 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Blood transfusion is a potentially dangerous treatment in which adverse reactions are rare but can be fatal. This article introduces recently published national...

Guidelines for administering blood and blood components

08 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme has revealed that many patients have received incorrect blood or blood component. This article reports new national...

Improving blood transfusion: a patient-centred approach

15 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

More than three million blood components are transfused every year in the UK, providing life-saving and life-enhancing treatment to thousands of patients (McClelland...

Central venous access devices

12 July 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Central venous access devices are used in hospital and in the long term for patients who receive therapy in the community. This article explores the history and...

Safe transfusion of blood and blood components

29 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are integral to the blood transfusion process. This article, which forms part of Nursing Standard’s clinical skills series, outlines the role of the nurse in...

Extending the role of a senior haematology or oncology nurse

06 October 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

General

A collaborative project between NHS Blood and Transplant and the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service identified no legal barriers to stop nurses authorising...

Understanding blood groups and transfusion in nursing practice

06 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

A donation of whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. This processing permits individual blood components to...

Understanding blood groups and transfusion in nursing practice

31 March 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

A donation of whole blood can be processed into red cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. This processing permits individual blood components to...

The use of blood products in paediatric oncology units in the UK

01 September 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Research

Aim The clinical practice group of the Royal College of Nursing paediatric oncology nurses’ forum carried out an exploratory study to examine practice in...

‘My own blood back…’: A paediatric autologous blood donation programme

01 November 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

In recent years, instrumentation and methods in spinal surgery have become more complex with the subsequent increase in the potential for blood loss. Although...