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Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Toolkit

Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Toolkit

A comprehensive toolkit was developed to provide guidance for Ontario hospitals in the implementation of Ontario’s Recommendations for Massive Hemorrhage Protocol. The toolkit addresses select patient populations and differences in hospital sizes, resources and geographical challenges.

Released April 30, 2021

Transfusion Checklist Poster

This one page poster details the essential steps to ensure blood is administered safely. This document can be downloaded, printed and edited to suit your specific hospital policies. June 2021 Version 1.0

Ontario IVIG Infusion Guide and Adverse Reaction Chart

This resource provides health care practitioners involved in the infusion of IVIG with evidence informed, best practice guidance. For each IVIGbrand, an infusion rate table (mL/kg/hour) based on the product monograph recommendations and patient weight increments is provided. Aswell, an IVIG specific adverse reactions chart with suggested actions, treatments, and strategies to mitigate is included.

April 2022

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Transfusion Reaction Reporting

Donna Berta RN BScN, Clinical Project Coordinator – Nursing, ORBCoN

Hemovigilance has been described as surveillance measures spanning the entire transfusion process from blood collection to blood recipient follow-up. Information on adverse transfusion effects is compiled to limit re-occurrence. The goal of reporting and evaluating adverse events is to improve transfusion safety.

Canada’s national hemovigilance system, Transfusion Tr [...]

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