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Blood Transfusion

Martin July 2005 Indications for Blood Transfusions Goal of transfusing: Preserve oxygen delivery to tissues and avoid myocardial ischemia. One can do this by increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood by raising the Hgb concentration of patients with acute/chronic anemia. Each unit will raise the Hct by 3 to 4 percent unless there is continued bleeding. Background: Transfusion trigger based on the 10/30 rule, give 2 units. However, with the discovery of transfusion-related HIV and other viral diseases...

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Blood Transfusion

Blood Transfusion is commonly being ordered to patients who lost a great deal of blood due to a diseasecondition or an accident. It can also be ordered by the physician if the patient is to undergo an operation that would involve considerable blood loss. The following is a step-by-step checklist of things to do and other responsibilities to ensure proper blood transfusion and prevent any unwanted reactions and errors. 1. Verify the physician’s written order and make a treatment card according...

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Blood Transfusions

Blood Transfusions A blood transfusion is a safe, common procedure in which blood is given to you through an intravenous (IV) line in one of your blood vessels. Blood transfusions are done to replace blood lost during surgery or due to a serious injury. A transfusion also may be done if your body can't make blood properly because of an illness. During a blood transfusion, a small needle is used to insert an IV line into one of your blood vessels. Through this line, you receive healthy blood. The...

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Ethical Health Care Issues Paper

treatment, such as receiving blood transfusion because of his or her religious beliefs. Patients belonging in the international religious group called Jehovah’s Witnesses acclaimed for refusal of blood transfusion in the health care setting. The Jehovah’s Witness Society inaugurated in Pittsburgh in 1872 believed that the reason for the declination of blood transfusion is to avoid the peril of their spirituality. In 1961, members who agreed to have blood transfusion denounced consequently from the...

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Intravenous guided independent study

relevant Trust Policies such as the Injectable Medicines Policy; Medicines Management Policy Knowledge of the therapeutic uses of a range of common medications Knowledge of the correct checking procedures for administration of IV medications and blood products Correct application of Standard Precautions and Aseptic Non Touch Technique Knowledge of the variety of IV Vascular Access Devices available for use and appropriate management of these Ability to accurately calculate IV drug doses Knowledge...

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Jehovah Witness Research Paper

accepting blood transfusion because blood is sacred, according to Wong, this can lead doctors and other clinicians to complicated situations “whether he should honour the patient’s wishes or perform his obligation as a doctor to do what he thinks is in the best interest of the patient.” This causes the doctor and clinicians to be confused on what they should do for their patient, they want to save their life but they also want to respect their decision on not accepting the blood transfusion if their...

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Ethical Issues Paper

previous surgeries. Patient states he does not want any blood containing products or alternative treatments based on his religious beliefs. The trauma attending and trauma nurse explained the risk of inadequate blood supply and complications. According to the patient and family members, the belief if one was to receive any blood containing products would be a religious violation. The patient and family presented a card stating which, blood products can be given. The card is considered a legal advance...

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Virtues and Values

Jehovah's Witness woman who refused to have a blood transfusion after she had been in a car wreck. The patient arrived in the emergency room displaying symptoms of internal bleeding and the medical team wanted to give her a blood transfusion and emergency surgery to try to save her and her baby. The young patient refused the blood transfusion based on her belief in the Jehovah's Witness teaching where they teach their members to not to receive blood transfusions and this patient's husband was in agreement...

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Driverless Cars Case Study

utilitarian approach to the topic. The Impact of Driverless Cars on the US Blood Supply In 'The Impact of Driverless Cars on the US Blood Supply' Gehrie and Booth (2017) draw attention to the potential far-reaching implications that the adoption of self-driving cars may have for the medical field. Specifically, they bring to the fore the positive consequences that self-driving cars could have on blood banks and transfusion medicine. In terms of the United States, it is estimated that the improved...

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Ethical Nursing

recommended that she undergo a hysterectomy to which she agreed because she was in severe pain. While reading the informed consent papers before theatre, Carol made an explicit request that she should not be transfused with blood or blood products even in the case of extensive blood loss following surgery. Her reasons for this were that she belonged to a group of Jehovah’s witnesses, and it was simply against her beliefs. Ethics can be defined as the philosophical study of the moral value of human...

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