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Indications for Using Uncrossmatched Blood

Indications for Using Uncrossmatched Blood

Indications for Using Uncrossmatched Blood

James Houston
James Houston
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 25 Jun 2018
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Last updated: 27 Jun 2018

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This session will look at the use of uncrossmatched blood. It will start by exploring what makes donor blood compatible with that of a recipient. It details the common components of blood transfused, the risks involved in transfusion, including transfusion in the emergency setting. It finishes by defining major haemorrhage and describing major haemorrhage protocols.


By the end of this session you should be able to:
• Identify the common blood groups and their compatibility
• Establish a blood's Rhesus status
• Describe what cross matching is and how it is performed
• Describe risks associated with incompatible blood transfusion
• Describe the common components of blood that can be transfused
• Define major haemorrhage
• Describe a major haemorrhage protocol
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James Houston
on behalf of Health Education England

Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics

James is currently a Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar within South West London, and maintains a keen interest in the role modern technology can play in teaching and patient safety.

James originally graduated with a master’s degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University before going on to study medicine at St George’s, University of London.

James Houston is a co-founder of Dr Toolbox. The project’s aim is to improve both patient safety and junior doctor’s working efficiency, by retaining local knowledge through the use of an innovative online and app based induction system. James set-up Dr Toolbox with Dr Will Barker in 2012 when they were both Foundation Doctors, after being frustrated by the time wasted when trying to find out how to perform common tasks in hospital.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.75 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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