transfusionist

transfusionist

(trænsˈfjuːʒənɪst)
n
(Medicine) a medical professional who transfuses blood into someone
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She outlines the history, techniques, and methods of blood transfusion before the war, then describes the organization and functioning of the blood transfusion services during the war by outlining the contributions of individuals, such as Catalan hematologist Frederic Duran Jord[sz] (director of the Blood Transfusion Service of the Republican Army), Canadian surgeon Norman Bethune, British doctor Reg Saxton, Russian transfusionist Sergei Yudin, and Francoist transfusion expert Carlos El segui Sarasola.
The likelihood that error-reducing transfusion protocols are followed is greater when one transfusionist performs functions dictated from a checklist by another.
Unfortunately, Denis was also the first transfusionist charged with malpractice and subsequently was tried for murder.
The Joint Commission issued Patient Safety Guidelines in 2005, trying to spearhead hospitals to decrease patient-specimen mislabels and WBIT by requiring the use of two patient identifiers (not a room number) Transfusion services have required patient-identity verification by the transfusionist and a witness for many years.
Monitoring transfusionist practices: a strategy for improving transfusion safety.
Appropriate training provides the means for a transfusionist to administer a safe component.
The transfusionist also is responsible for the appropriate documentation of all required information about the patient's transfusion experience and outcome.
The transfusionist, whether nurse or physician, must recognize the symptoms of TR and know how to respond when any are observed.
The transfusionist is exposed to numerous possibilities for contamination, from perforation of the unit to defective IV tubing to a recalcitrant patient who pulls the IV out and flings blood on whoever is in the way.
Regardless, this Q-Probes study reveals that not all transfusionists routinely adhere to their institutions' labeling requirements.
of Bristol, UK) and Brubaker (American Association of Tissue Banks) present a guide to all aspects of the donation, processing, and transplantation of tissues and cells, for those working in the clinical field: tissue banking professionals, transfusionists, hematologists, transplant specialists, and surgeons.
Tucker, a historian of medicine, paints a vivid portrait of the first transfusionists and their experiments.
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