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Evidence-based practice for red blood cell transfusions

Fredrich, Nanci L. BSN, RN, MM

doi: 10.1097/

Research regarding the best use of transfusion of all types of blood components has grown over the last 20 years, resulting in numerous studies to support evidence-based practice in transfusion medicine. Current research has compared the use of transfusion thresholds or triggers in various patient populations and the effect of a restrictive or liberal strategy on patient outcomes, adverse events, and complications.

Nanci L. Fredrich is a transfusion safety and blood management officer for the Blood Center of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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