The effects of a self-educating blood component request form and enforcements of transfusion guidelines on FFP and platelet usage

Despite establishment of transfusion guidelines and feedback intervention, FFP and platelet transfusion were still inappropriate in many clinical situations at our hospital. Many physicians never read or referred to the guidelines when they were ordering FFP and platelet transfusion. A new blood component request form with the guidelines printed on it was designed to facilitate physician education and enforcement of these transfusion guidelines. The form was well accepted by junior house staff and inappropriate transfusion was significantly reduced.


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Cheng G
Wong HF
Chan A
Chui CH