Transfusion Medicine

ACUTE TRANSFUSION REACTIONS (ADVANCED)

Learning Lab Advanced

Author information
Kerry O'Brien, MD
Dr O'Brien disclosed salary/consultant fees from DynaMed

Learning objectives:

  • Describe acute hemolytic transfusion reactions (AHTRs)
  • Describe febrile non-hemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTRs)
  • Identify allergic transfusion reactions including anaphylactic reactions
  • Understand transfusion associated circulatory overload (TACO); dyspnea (TAD) and related acute lung injury (TRALI)
  • Describe septic, hypotensive and rare acute transfusion reactions
  • Investigate acute transfusion reactions
  • Understand fatality reporting requirements
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