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How does this process get any traction if a transfusion MD is not on lab staff? Our sites have pathologists (mostly anatomical, a few general), but none are on call.
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How do we find out what other options are available, like IV iron? Will everywhere be able to infuse iron?
How current is the Hgb indicated on the lab print out?
WIll Hgb result be indicated with the date /time on the print out?
...the most recent Hgb is included...with the date and time (Colleen from St. Paul's TM)
Were you able to reduce red cell inventory levels at your facility?
I curious about the practice of involving the bedside nurse; would it not be more appropriate, and efficient, to seek to speak directly with the prescriber rather than involving RNs?
For the "control" hospitals for this study: what was considered the standard of care for blood transfusions?
Do you manage outpatient orders the same as inpatient orders?
For both speakers - do you have any sense of the % of transfusions deemed inappropriate/low value, are in fact appropriate given more granular data or patient diagnoses?
Paula Van Vliet
Thank you Dr. Callum for highlighting the critical role MLTs play in supporting appropriate transfusions. Thank you to all the speakers, it was a wonderful learning session.
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Thank you - fantastic work!
Great presentation. Thank you
thanks for the great presentations