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Blood transfusion: patient identification and empowerment.
Br J Nurs ; 25(3): 138-43, 2016.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26878405
ABSTRACT
Positive patient identification is pivotal to several steps of the transfusion process; it is integral to ensuring that the correct blood is given to the correct patient. If patient misidentification occurs, this has potentially fatal consequences for patients. Historically patient involvement in healthcare has focused on clinical decision making, where the patient, having been provided with medical information, is encouraged to become involved in the decisions related to their individualised treatment. This article explores the aspects of patient contribution to patient safety relating to positive patient identification in transfusion. When involving patients in their care, however, clinicians must recognise the diversity of patients and the capacity of the patient to be involved. It must not be assumed that all patients will be willing or indeed able to participate. Additionally, clinicians' attitudes to patient involvement in patient safety can determine whether cultural change is successful.
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Texto completo: Disponible Colección: Bases de datos internacionales Base de datos: MEDLINE Asunto principal: Sistemas de Identificación de Pacientes / Participación del Paciente / Transfusión Sanguínea / Errores Médicos / Seguridad del Paciente Límite: Humanos Idioma: Inglés Revista: Br J Nurs Año: 2016 Tipo del documento: Artículo