Comprehensive Analysis of Blood Transfusion in Paediatrics Patients admitted at Dhiraj Hospital
Keywords:Red cell concentrate, Fresh Frozen Plasma
Back Ground:- Audit of transfusion practices in pediatric patients was performed to study indications ,
clinical profile and whether transfusions were in accordance to guidelines.
Objective:- to perform audit of transfusion practices , in order to study appropriate and inappropriate usage
of different blood components in pediatric population.
Results:- In present study it was observed that out of 62 packed red cells transfusions 35(56.45%) transfusions
were found to be inappropriate. Among FFP transfusions out of 55 transfusions 11(20%) transfusions were
observed as inappropriate . Most of inappropriate transfusions had bleeds but normal coagulogram.
Among Platelet transfusions , three (16.6%) platelet transfusions, out of 18 transfusions were inappropriate
and transfused mainly to raise the platelet count.
Conclusion:-Most frequently transfused blood components are red cells in pediatrics . Inappropriate
transfusion of blood components hinders the utility of this valuable resource , Thus it becomes necessary to
conduct regular audit of blood component transfusion for optimum utilization.
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