Aug
2004

A comprehensive assessment program to improve blood-administering practices using the FOCUS-PDCA model.

Saxena S, Ramer L, Shulman IA
Transfusion 2004;44:1350-1356.
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The authors report on a very successful way of
improving blood transfusion safety by training nurses and organizing direct observational audits. However, they do not say anything about the additional workload for the staff. In addition, little information is presented on the
use of electronic information systems in hospital, laboratory and blood
deposit.

– Volker Kretschmer