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Blood Transfusions: Paul Gann Safety Act and Informed Consent
June 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Physicians and surgeons must use standardized information when consenting patients of the positive and negative aspects of receiving autologous blood and directed or non-directed homologous blood from volunteers. Autologous blood includes preoperative donations, intraoperative autologous transfusion, postoperative autologous transfusion, hemodilution, and plasmapheresis.
- Differentiate between normal situations and emergency situations when providing blood transfusion patient consent,
- Follow the Natividad Policy regarding the use of the Department of Health Services literature entitled “a Patient’s Guide to Blood Transfusions,”
- Note in the patient’s medical record that the standardized written summary was given to the patient or the patient’s legal representative.