Reply To: Blood product consent

  • Regina Winfrey

    Member
    June 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    We  use a continuing consent for blood product adminstration before transfusion and it remains in effect unless revoked. Once the patient turns 18 years old we reconsent. We verify that a consent is present before each transfusion.

    Continuing consent – Certain procedures or treatments may need to be repeated on numerous occasions during the course of treatment, and for those procedures and treatments, continuing consent (previously referred to as “durable consent”) may be obtained. Continuing consent shall remain in effect until specifically canceled or restricted by the patient or the patient’s legal representative, or until the patient’s condition or circumstances have changed so as to redefine the risks and benefits.

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    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-23-2014 12:32 PM
    From: Amy Spence
    Subject: Blood product consent

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .
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    How often do you obtain consent for blood product transfusions? Once per diagnosis, every admission etc. Does this vary inpatient to outpatient? Thank you!!

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    Amy Spence
    All Children’s Hopsital
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
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