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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2017 , Volume 31 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
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The effectiveness of providing autologous transfusion education to operating room staff (Brief Communication)

 
 
Author(s):  Chegini Azita, ZADSAR MARYAM*, SHAIEGAN MOJGAN
 
* Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Transfusion of blood components can save lives; however, it may pose some risks, or cause morbidity or mortality. Theoretical and practical knowledge is needed to ensure patients’ safety in transfusion. The level of transfusion medicine education varies in different countries (1). Nowadays, there are defects in transfusion medicine education and its curricula, thus, it needs to be reviewed and improved (2, 3). Despite improvements in the medical science and technology, in developing countries, transfusion medicine education is still insufficient and based on lecture-oriented method (4). Lack of awareness and knowledge in this field could have dangerous consequences for patients and decrease their safety (2). Typically, physicians are responsible for transfusion, but nurses are assigned for the care of patients, which is an essential part of clinical practice, such as injection and transfusion safety. Thus, it is highly important to provide more advanced education courses on basic issues of transfusion sciences for nurses and physicians...
 
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