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Standing Blood Order Equation of Nuttall et al

Purpose:

To use the standing blood order of equation of Nuttall et al for preoperative ordering of blood in surgical patients.

Specialty:

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

D62

Description:

Nuttall et al developed a standing blood order equation for patients undergoing a total hip arthroplasty, but the concept should apply to other surgical patients requiring blood. This is both is cost effective and allows for better use of blood product inventory. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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