Blood transfusion


These guidelines have been produced to guide clinical decision making for the medical, nursing and allied health staff of Perth Children’s Hospital. They are not strict protocols, and they do not replace the judgement of a senior clinician. Clinical common-sense should be applied at all times. These clinical guidelines should never be relied on as a substitute for proper assessment with respect to the particular circumstances of each case and the needs of each patient. Clinicians should also consider the local skill level available and their local area policies before following any guideline. 

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This document is intended for use by the PCH Emergency Department only to provides quick-access links to the PCH Transfusion Medicine Protocols and the PCH Transfusion Medicine HealthPoint page (internal WA Health only).

PCH Transfusion medicine guidelines are informed by national and international best practice guidelines to ensure that transfusion practices are optimised at PCH.

The PCH Transfusion Medicine Protocols (internal WA Health link only) provides the following information:

Endorsed by:  Head of Dept, Emergency Department   Date: Oct 2023

 Review date:  Aug 2022

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