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Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia

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SILVA, Karla F. N.; SOARES, Sheila  e  IWAMOTO, Helena H.. Transfusion practice and the instruction of healthcare professionals. Rev. Bras. Hematol. Hemoter. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.6, pp.421-426.  Epub 18-Dez-2009. ISSN 1516-8484.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-84842009005000092.

Transfusion therapy is one of the most important interventions in medicine. However, blood transfusion is a complex proceeding, which is not devoid of risk but as it is common in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), professional experience is essential. The objective of this study is to describe the level of instruction of medical and nursing professionals who work with transfusions in the Intensive Care Unit. This study was carried out in a University Hospital located in the Triângulo Mineiro region. A structured instrument was developed and applied to discover the professionals' participation in the transfusion practice and their approach to the process of instruction. About 64% of healthcare professionals participate in the transfusion process, all of whom felt they were informed about this subject. However, 54% did not participate in recycling training courses, 73% did not participate in training programs and 89% received information on some theoretical aspects of transfusion in classes. In light of the results, it is important to review the education of these professionals, as well as training programs on transfusion medicine offered by institutions.

Palavras-chave : Transfusion practice; health professionals; education; Intensive Care Unit.

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