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Transfusion Medicine

SKU# 9781936287963

Diagnostic Standards of Care

Author: Quentin Eichbaum MD, PhD, Garrett S. Booth MD, MS, Pampee S. Young MD, PhD


  • Michael Laposata MD, PhD

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The Diagnostic Standards of Care series presents common errors associated with diagnoses in clinical pathology, using case examples to illustrate effective analysis based on current evidence and standards. In addition to being a practical diagnostic guide, each volume demonstrates the use of quality assurance and the role of the pathologist in ensuring quality and patient safety.

Transfusion Medicine addresses common issues and errors seen in the blood transfusion process. The goal is to alert general practitioners and trainees to the latest scientific advances and spiraling regulations in blood transfusion as well as introduce them to the most common types of transfusion errors encountered in clinical settings.

Transfusion Medicine features:

  • Descriptions of potential errors in regulatory compliance, operational processes, and patient safety
  • Descriptions of potential errors in clinical decision making in blood transfusion, including when to premedicate patients, warfarin reversal, and the diagnostic intricacies in TRALI and TTP
  • Pocket-sized for portability

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 19, 2012
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287963
  • EISBN 9781617051609

Table of Contents 

1. Neonatal/pediatric/obstetric transfusion; 2. Adult transfusion; 3. Immunohematology and serology; 4. Apheresis; 5. Transfusion reactions; 6. Quality assurance/quality control

Editorial Review(s) 

4 Stars
“Wow, this book packs a wallop of high-quality information! It is deceptively small (140 pages), yet touches upon every known transfusion issue associated with medical error. The writing is crisp, clear, and concise…If you practice transfusion medicine, get it. If you are resident in training, memorize it and it will serve you and your patients well throughout your career."—Doody’s Reviews