Skip to Main Content

++

INTRODUCTION

++

Modern transfusion practice uses blood that has been separated into specific components (Table 238-1). Coagulation factors, either derived from human plasma or manufactured with recombinant technology, are used treat hemorrhage associated with a deficiency of one or more factors (Table 238-2). Transfusion in the ED typically is done for acute blood loss and/or circulatory shock. As medical care is moved to outpatient settings, emergency physicians may be responsible for transfusion therapy or complications previously relegated to inpatient settings.1

++
Table Graphic Jump Location
TABLE 238-1Characteristics of Blood Products
++
Table Graphic Jump Location
TABLE 238-2Coagulation Factor Products

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.