Risk Management in Transfusion Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323548373, 9780323548380

Risk Management in Transfusion Medicine

1st Edition

Author: J. Mills Barbeau
Paperback ISBN: 9780323548373
eBook ISBN: 9780323548380
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th January 2019
Page Count: 180

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Get a quick, expert overview of risk management in transfusion medicine from Dr. James Mills Barbeau. This practical resource presents a summary of today’s state-of-the-art techniques for reducing harm during all phases of transfusion practice, including blood collection, testing, processing, clinical assessment, and transfusion. It’s an easy-to-read, one-stop resource for managing and mitigating the various levels of risk in a variety of transfusion settings and scenarios.

Key Features

  • Presents a well-rounded perspective on quality assurance, blood supply testing, clinical risk, ethical and legal considerations, and transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases.
  • Demonstrates how transfusion risk-management programs add value to health care institutions by enhancing a culture of safety, improving the institution’s reputation, and improving the bottom line.
  • Consolidates today’s available information on risk management in blood transfusion medicine into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents



Risk Management in Blood Transfusion Medicine, 1e


1. The Big Picture: Organizational Risk Management -- What It Is and Why It Matters

2. Quality Systems in Transfusion Medicine

3. Transfusion Review Committees

4. Patient Blood Management Programs

5. Infectious Risks in Transfusion Medicine

6. Health Care Preparedness: Risks to the Blood Supply

7. Informed Consent

8. Transfusion Medicine and the Law

9. Treating Jehovah’s Witness Patients

10. Risk Management in Massive Transfusion

11. Clinical Risk in Apheresis Practice

12. Clinical Risk in Cellular Therapy

13. Risks in Conducting Transfusion Medicine Research

14. Public Policy: Risk-Based Decision Making



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About the Author

J. Mills Barbeau

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University; Director of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Lifespan Academic Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island