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