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August 2020 Vol. 8 No.8

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(8) pp. 396-302, August, 2020 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3996692

Original Research Article

Assessment of Nurses' Practices Regarding Blood Transfusion


Haseena Majeed, Kousar Parveen, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal and Dr. Sayed Amir Gilani


Defence Road, Bhobtian Chock, University of Lahore, Lahore

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: Haseenashehzad5@gmail.com

Received: 17 July 2020  I  Accepted: 10 August 2020  I  Published: 24 August 2020  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-089
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Nurses play a vital role in certifying blood transfusion safety as the nursing team is accountable for inspection of data to avoid errors, providing information about blood transfusion, identifying transfusion reactions and documentation of the procedure. The purpose of this study was to assess the nursesí practices regarding blood transfusion procedure. It was a descriptive observational study conducted from February 2020 to May 2020 in two hospitals of Lahore. Participants were registered nurses, selected through random sampling technique and data was collected through direct observation. Sample size was 200, margin of error was 0.5% and confidence level was 95%. Results showed less than 50% staff nurses done appropriate practices before collection of blood bags from blood banks, and checks in the blood bank. More than 50% of nurses did appropriate practices before initiation of blood transfusion and less than half of the nurses did proper practices after initiation of blood transfusion. This study showed nurses average and poor practices regarding blood transfusion procedure as more than half of the nurses took less than 50% score. It is a need to organize educational programs, workshops and seminars to refresh and retain the knowledge to improve the nursesí practices regarding blood transfusion.

Keywords: Assessment, Observation, Nurses, Practices, Blood transfusion











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