Evidence-Based Decision Making for Transfusion Practices
Moderator John Fargo, DO, Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, Assistant Professor Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron, OH
Speakers: William Savage, MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Associate Medical Director, Blood Bank, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma is frequently indicated in children in the acute and chronic care setting. However, there is variability and sometimes uncertainty in transfusion practices, including choice of product, indication and administration. The goal of current clinical practice guidelines in transfusion medicine is to reduce variability in transfusion practices and support evidence-based decision making. This webinar will review key literature and transfusion guidelines and use a case-based approach to discuss current indications for the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets, and plasma.
To discuss key literature that informs transfusion decisions for blood products, including red blood cells, platelets, and plasma in children and adolescents
To review evidence-based guidelines for transfusion practices in children and adolescents
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