1 Regional Blood Transfusion Centre – Rabat, Madinat Al Irfane, Avenue Allal Al Fassi, Rue Mfdel Charkaoui Institute, Rabat 10000, Morocco
2 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Med V University, Rabat, Av. Mohamed Belarbi El Alaoui B.P: 6203, Rabat Institute, Morocco
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MD, PhD in process in Health Sciences; Responsible for Hemovigilance in Regional Blood Transfusion Centre – Rabat,
Article ID: 100073Z02LI2022
Introduction: Pediatric patients should not be exposed to blood components and products unnecessarily. Transfusion-related risks are always present, both those we know and those that remain to be discovered. It is essential to follow good transfusion practice (GTP) procedures; although they can sometimes be quite prescriptive, evidence shows that when we ignore guidelines, errors can occur.
Case Report: We report the case of a 7-month-old infant who underwent surgery for megacolon and received emergency transfusions. The death of the infant post-surgery prompted a hemovigilance investigation to determine the imputability of the transfusion.
Conclusion: The investigation revealed deficiencies in the patient’s transfusion management, some of which were critical. This indicates that nurses have a considerable knowledge deficit in blood transfusion; however, the infant’s death was not attributable to transfusion and was due to post-surgical complications.
Keywords: Good transfusion practice, Nurses, Pediatric
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