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February 2022 Vol. 10 No.2

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 10(2) pp. 057-063, February, 2022 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6275520

Original Research Article

Knowledge of Nurses Regarding Hemovigilance at Teaching Hospital in Lahore Pakistan


Imtiaz Fatima1*, Zunaira Aziz2, Dr.Kabir ozigi Abdullai3 and Muhammad Afzal4


1BS Nursing, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.
2Assistant Professor ,Lahore School of Nursing, the university of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.
3Assistant Professor ,Lahore School of Nursing, the university of Lahore, PO box 54000, Lahore, Pakistan.
4Associate Professor ,Lahore School of Nursing, The university of Lahore ,PO box 54000,Lahore ,Pakistan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rafiairshad06@gmail.com
Mobile Phone: +92436533969
Received: 21 January 2022  I  Accepted: 23 February 2021  I  Published: 25 February 2022  I  Article ID: MRJMMS22012
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Blood transfusion is a life-saving and highly effective treatment. Errors in blood and blood product transfusion can lead to unnecessary morbidity and mortality. Nurses have a critical role to play in ensuring patient safety throughout blood transfusions. A descriptive cross sectional study was used in this study. Convenient sampling was used for data collection. Sample size was 120 from the University of Lahore. Conduct and utilization of research in nursing questionnaires was used for nursesí knowledge regarding hemovigilance. Data analysis was done by entering the data on Spss software. The findings of study revealed that the majority of participants 57.5% had an inadequate knowledge regarding blood transfusion, 30% had a moderate knowledge and 12.5% had poor knowledge regarding the monitoring of each step of blood transfusion and adverse blood transfusion reaction management. The majority of nurses had insufficient knowledge of all four phases of blood transfusion, in which nurses played a significant role in monitoring each step of the process and managing adverse blood transfusion reactions.

Keywords: Blood transfusion, Hemovigilance, Knowledge














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