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The Importance of Effective Blood Utilization Committees

February is always a good month to talk about blood utilization oversight because it is the anniversary of the Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC) trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 11th, 1999.1 In this…

Written by: Mediware Consulting and Analytics on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Blood Management

Pediatric Blood Conservation: A Global Concern

Of the 14 million units of packed red blood cells administered to 4.8 million patients in the United States every year, approximately 1 percent is administered to pediatric patients. Although a small number when compared to adult transfusions, this still…

Written by: Mediware Consulting and Analytics on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Blood Management

Blood Management and Transfusion Safety – Recognizing Nursing’s Leading Role

Millions of blood products are transfused each year in the United States–the majority of which are administered by nurses with little formal training in transfusion therapy. While health care resources and the public have focused on the safety of the…

Written by: Mediware Consulting and Analytics on Sunday, November 15, 2009 Blood Management