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A Review of Current Practice in Transfusion Therapy
To provide information about commonly transfused blood products.
After completing this educational activity, you should be able to
- identify commonly transfused blood products.
- outline potential complications of blood transfusions and their signs and symptoms.
- list current recommendations for transfusion therapy widely supported by the medical and nursing literature.
- Each year in the United States, about how many million patients receive transfusions of blood components?
- Patients with acute burn injuries may require up to how many units of platelets?
- Which of the following is the most commonly transfused of all blood products?
- packed red blood cells
- Fresh frozen plasma is transfused primarily to
- treat coagulation deficiencies.
- expand circulating volume.
- increase oxygen-carrying capacity.
- Thawed plasma must be discarded if it is not transfused within how many hours of preparation?
- Cryoprecipitate is used to treat deficiency of which of the following?
- folic acid
- People with type O blood express which of the following antigens on their red blood cells?
- A but not B
- neither A nor B
- both A and B
- An example of a delayed transfusion reaction is
- posttransfusion purpura.
- transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI).
- a febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction.
- A manifestation of an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction is
- chest pain.
- In response to any acute transfusion reaction, which action should nurses take first?
- Initiate a normal saline infusion.
- Stop the blood product transfusion.
- Assess the patient for coagulopathy.
- A clinical manifestation of a severe systemic allergic reaction is
- abdominal pain.
- Which of the following medications treats an anaphylactic transfusion reaction?
- Which of the following medications should patients who require transfusion therapy and are at risk for transfusion-associated circulatory overload receive?
- Patients who develop TRALI have an acute onset of respiratory distress and pulmonary edema within how many hours of transfusion?
- With TRALI, immune mediators may produce
- nausea and vomiting.
- blood pressure instability.
- Treatment for TRALI calls for aggressive respiratory support, possibly along with
- fluid restriction.
- A clinical manifestation of transfusion-associated graft versus host disease (TA-GVHD) is
- Prior to transfusion, which of the following is a preventive strategy for TA-GVHD?
- minimizing colloid use
- assessing fluid-volume status
- irradiating donor lymphocytes
- Several of the additive solutions that preserve and store blood products put patients at risk for various imbalances, including
- metabolic acidosis.
- respiratory alkalosis.