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Cardiac Surgery Patient Transfusion Risk Understanding Scoring Tool (TRUST)

Purpose:

To evaluate a cardiac surgery patient for the risk of needing a blood transfusion using the Transfusion Risk Understanding Scoring Tool (TRUST).

Specialty:

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

D62, Z51.3, I97

Description:

Alghamdi et al developed the Transfusion Risk Understanding Scoring Tool (TRUST) for identifying cardiac surgery patients who may need blood transfusion. This can help identify patients who may be candidates for preventive measures to reduce the need for transfusion. The authors are from the University of Toronto.

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