Accession Number : AD0707395

Title :   STANDARDIZATION OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION REACTION STUDIES IN THE MILITARY. DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR A MEDICAL TEAM CONCEPT. ROLE OF THE HOSPITAL TRANSFUSION BOARD.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr. ; Conte,Nicholas F. ; Ellis,Frank R. ; Nalbandian,Robert M. ; Kessler,Dale L.

Report Date : 28 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : One of the main goals of the Hospital Transfusion Board is the prevention of injury from blood transfusion therapy. To fulfill this mission, a delegated, coordinated procedure system for the investigation and management of blood transfusion reactions (BTR) has been evolved. This includes the logical implementation of the cross-check principle in the patient at the operational level of the hospital ward and at the laboratory bench. The pathologist is provided with a hospital-wide detection and salvage system which will: (1) detect at the earliest possible moment the existence of a BTR (including Incompatible Hemolytic Blood Transfusion Disease (IHBTD)); (2) detect a probably coexistent consumption coagulopathy; (3) mobilize swiftly lifesaving therapy in diagnosed cases of IHBTD; and (4) develop a record of the events as data are recorded on the Blood Transfusion Reaction Report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD TRANSFUSION, STANDARDS), (*MILITARY MEDICINE, BLOOD TRANSFUSION), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), WOUNDS AND INJURIES, COMPATIBILITY, DETECTION, MONITORS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE