Blood Transfusion Reactions

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There are basically two different types of risks when giving blood. The first relates to procedural errors that may occur, such as placing incorrect labels on blood sampling tubes. The second area of risk relates to transfusion reactions.

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If you haven’t administered a blood transfusion as a nurse, chances are you personally know someone who has been on the receiving end of one. They are a common occurrence in hospital settings and are therefore a common area of risk within healthcare.


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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Lea Sloss
27 Oct 2020
Great to the point refresher for information pertaining to good blood fusion practices
Robyn Sinclair
14 Nov 2020
Great educational material. Relevant.
Aidan McDowell
14 Nov 2023
good resource that was engaging
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Sharon Mitchell
26 Jan 2021
Great, short but concise! Straight to the point. Great refresher!
Pamela Miller
29 Oct 2020
It was interesting and concise.
Ken Denny
01 Nov 2020
I thought this course was easy to understand, yet very detailed in the explanation's of the various problems that can occur in the transfusion of a patient.
robyn vouden
02 Nov 2023
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Siriwatra Forsyth
09 Feb 2021
This resource is very informative
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Natasha Herman
29 Mar 2022
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Joy Welsford
24 Oct 2020
Very interesting, new information and easy to read. Quiz at end needs to be longer
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