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- Fresh Frozen Plasma
- Definitions of Terms Used in this Course
- Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP): Component Characteristics, Storage, and Thawing Requirements
- Table 1: Selection of ABO Compatible FFP
- Guidelines for the Use of FFP
- Guidelines for the Use of FFP, continued
- Adverse Reactions Commonly Associated with Plasma Transfusion: TRALI
- Adverse Reactions Commonly Associated with Plasma Transfusion: TACO
- Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)
- Summary of Clinical Features that Differentiate TACO from TRALI
- An 86-year-old male patient presented with shortness of breath and systolic hypertension 2 hours after receiving 6 units of FFP. The patient responded...
- Adverse Reactions Commonly Associated with Plasma Transfusions: ATR
- Allergic/Anaphylactic Transfusion Reaction (ATR)
- Antibodies Associated with Anaphylaxis
- ATR Mechanism and Prevention
- Which of the following components would be suitable for a recipient with a high-titer class-specific anti-IgA antibody?
- Investigation of Suspected Transfusion-Related Adverse Reactions
Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Sally V. Rudmann, PhD, MLS(ASCP)SBB received her MS in Microbiology & Immunology from Wright State University and her PhD in Education from Ohio State University. She is currently the Accreditation Program Director and Graduate Program Coordinator of the Medical Technology Program at the Ohio State University Medical Center as well as a Professor Emeritus of Medical Technology for the Ohio State University, School of Allied Medical Professionals. She is the author of numerous journal articles, publications, and books about blood banking and transfusion medicine.
Reviewer information: Christine Christopher, MT(ASCP)SBB has over 25 years of experience as a Medical Technologist. She holds a Bachelors degree in Medical Technology from Northern Illinois University and Certification as a Specialist in Blood Bank. She has been employed by Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, IL as a Medical Technologist and by the College of American Pathologists as an Inspection Specialist in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and as a Technical Assessor for the CAP 15189 ISO program.