transfusion criteria

transfusion criteria

Transfusion medicine Any objective criterion–eg, Hct, Hb, that would indicate a need for transfusing a blood product
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Explanations for the decrease in the number of transfusions include limiting the volume of blood tests, the utilization of a smaller volume of blood to perform these tests, the use of noninvasive means of assessing oxygenation and ventilation (pulse oximetry and transcutaneous monitoring), the use of erythropoietin therapy, and the adoption of various restricted transfusion criteria.