Blood products are commonly used in hospital and especially in theatre. Their use is not without risk and a good understanding of the subject is essential for safe practice. In the grid below, find terms relating to blood transfusion by moving from letter to adjacent letter.
Although whole blood is collected from donors, it is no longer transfused into patients. Instead, blood is separated into its component parts and these parts are issued as needed.
There are a number of risks associated with the transfusion of any blood product. These include the following.
These are caused by antibodies to transfused white cells. The incidence is less with leukocyte-depleted red cells. It is unpleasant, but not life-threatening.
This most basic piece of airway kit is essential unless you want to do mouth to mouth! Masks come in various sizes and in clear and black rubber versions. You can even get strawberry-smelling