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    Blood Transfusion Patient Education Form

    We have Blood Conservation as an initiative for the entire hospital. On our admission database we ask every patient 3 questions.
    1. Do you have any concerns or questions regarding transfusion
    2. Would you refuse blood for religious reasons
    3. Would you refuse blood for personal reasons
    An automatic consult comes to our office if the patient answers yes to any of these 3 questions.

    Does anyone have an educational sheet that they give to patients that lists the risks of transfusion in lay terms and answer questions regarding tranfusions in general that they could share?
    Thanks

    Elora Thorpe RN
    Coordinator, Blood Conservation
    St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    Elora Thorpe RN BSN
    Coordinator
    Blood Conservation Program
    St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO. 64111
    816-932-6183

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    We use this general brochure even when obtaining informed consent for transfusion.
    Quote Originally Posted by A45429
    We have Blood Conservation as an initiative for the entire hospital. On our admission database we ask every patient 3 questions.
    1. Do you have any concerns or questions regarding transfusion
    2. Would you refuse blood for religious reasons
    3. Would you refuse blood for personal reasons
    An automatic consult comes to our office if the patient answers yes to any of these 3 question.

    Does anyone have an educational sheet that they give to patients that lists the risks of transfusion in lay terms and and answer questions regarding tranfusions in general that they could share?
    Thanks
    Elora Thorpe RN
    Coordinator, Blood Conservation
    St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
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    Patient Education

    Quote Originally Posted by hansej
    We use this general brochure even when obtaining informed consent for transfusion.
    Thanks for the forms and information. This will help greatly.
    Elora
    Elora Thorpe RN BSN
    Coordinator
    Blood Conservation Program
    St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO. 64111
    816-932-6183

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    Patient Education

    My hospital instituted hospital-wide blood conservation in 2002. Therefore every patient is classified in registration as either "bloodless"=refuses blood or "conservation"=everyone who isn't bloodless. In the past, every patient was given a card that explained the risks of blood and the benefits of blood conservation. Currently our marketing department revised a booklet given to all patients in which blood conservation is explained. We also have a question regarding transfusion status on all our nursing assessment forms.

    My department also screens ALL inpatients for anemia and we make recommendations for blood conservation to the MD's. This screening process also includes patient education for those appropriate individuals.

    I hope this information is helpful to you.

    Debbie Tolich, RN
    Director
    Regional Center for Blood Conservation
    St. Vincent Charity Hospital
    Cleveland. OH 44115
    216-363-3353

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