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Improving safety for patients receiving a blood transfusion

VOL: 103, ISSUE: 39, PAGE NO: 28-29Helen Watkins, BSc, RGNSpecialist transfusion practitioner, Poole Hospital NHS TrustThis article covers the crucial area of correct and appropriate observations of patients during blood transfusion. An integrated care pathway can help staff by reminding them of these checks and observations. It can also provide a systematic way of ensuring documentation is accurate and care is evidence-based.

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