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Preoperative Prediction of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Surgical Patients

Purpose:

To determine appropriate blood orders for a patient prior to a surgical procedure.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Abdominal Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Colon And Rectal Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, General Surgery, Head And Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Proctology, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

D62, T79, Z51.3

Description:

Ong et al used multivariate analysis to identify preoperative factors in patients who needed red blood cell transfusion either during or following a surgical procedure. This can help the surgeon decide what blood orders are appropriate for a patient.

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