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.
Appropriate training provides the means for a transfusionist
to administer a safe component.
practices: a strategy for improving transfusion safety.
, whether nurse or physician, must recognize the symptoms of TR and know how to respond when any are observed.
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.
In one study, about 10%-14% of these results were misread by the transfusionists
, although experienced professionals who regularly used these systems had error rates of 4%-9% (3).
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.