Complications of Blood Transfusion

Transfusion reaction is the result of hemolysis from improperly typed and crossed blood or clerical error (80%). It occurs in 1 of 6000 transfusions. Manifestations of hemolysis occur after 50 mL or less of blood has been transfused. The patient develops fever and chills. The symptoms may progress to headache, back pain, substernal chest pain, dypsnea and hypotension.

Management consists of discontinuing the blood transfusion and sending the blood for repeat type and cross. Resuscitation is initiated with maintenance of a high urine output (see Table 3.1).

The Prevention and Treatment of Headaches

The Prevention and Treatment of Headaches

Are Constant Headaches Making Your Life Stressful? Discover Proven Methods For Eliminating Even The Most Powerful Of Headaches, It’s Easier Than You Think… Stop Chronic Migraine Pain and Tension Headaches From Destroying Your Life… Proven steps anyone can take to overcome even the worst chronic head pain…

Get My Free Audio Book


Post a comment