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Professional Associations and Helpful Websites

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Callum JL, Pinkerton PH, Lima A, et al. Bloody Easy 4: Blood transfusions, blood alternatives and transfusion reactions.A guide to transfusion medicine. Fourth Edition. Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network; 2016.

Clark G., Charge S. (Eds). Clinical Guide to Transfusion Medicine. 4th ed. Canadian Blood Services; 2016.

Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee. Guidelines.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Blood transfusion: NICE guideline [NG24]. NICE; 2015.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital: Quality standard [QS66]. NICE; 2014. 

Norfolk D (Ed). Handbook of Transfusion Medicine, 5th Ed. United Kingdom Blood Services. 2013.

Ontario Transfusion Quality Improvement Plan (OTQIP) Committee. OTQIP guidance document for institutional implementation. Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network; 2016.

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). Assessment and device selection for vascular access. Toronto, ON: RNAO; 2008.

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. Care and maintenance to reduce vascular access complications. Toronto, ON: RNAO; 2008.

Additional Resources for Infusion, Transfusion and Injection Complication

Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Febrile non-haemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTR). Australian Red Cross Blood Service; 2016.

Brockmeyer J, Simon T, Seery J, Johnson E, Armstrong P. Cerebral air embolism following removal of central venous catheter. Mil Med. 2009;174(8):878-881.

Drewett SR. Central venous catheter removal: procedures and rationale. Br J Nurs. 2000;9(22): 2304-2315.DOI:10.12968/bjon.2000.9.22.5417.

Ingram P, Sinclair L, Edwards T. The safe removal of central venous catheters. Nurs Stand. 2006; 20(49):42-46.DOI:10.7748/ns2006.

Linden JV, Wagner K, Voytovich AE, Sheehan J. Transfusion errors in New York State: an analysis of 10 years' experience. Transfusion. 2000;40(10):1207-1213.

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Tubing misconnections: making the connection to patient safety. Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2010;7(2):41-45.

Perrotta PL, Snyder EL. Non-infectious complications of transfusion therapy. Blood Rev. 2001;15 (2):69-83.DOI:10.1054/blre.2001.0151.

Pineda AA, Vamvakas EC, Gorden LD, Winters JL, Moore SB. Trends in the incidence of delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions. Transfusion. 1999;39(10):1097-1103. Erratum: Transfusion. 2000;40(7):891. 

Popovsky MA, Audet AM, Andrzejewski C Jr. Transfusion-associated circulatory overload in orthopedic surgery patients: a multi-institutional study. Immunohematology. 1996;12(2):87-89.

Schroeder ML. Transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease. Brit J Haematol. 2002;117(2): 275-287.