International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2021, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part E
Blood transfusion audit in obstetric patients at tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Ponkiya Pruthviben Kanubhai, Dr. Vijeta Jagtap and Dr. Ragini Verma
Abstract: Blood transfusion is an essential component of emergency obstetric care and appropriate blood transfusion significantly reduces maternal mortality. Availability of blood transfusion in developing countries depends upon infrastructure, economics, social and religious taboos and practices. A retrospective observational analysis of 3 months duration done to study indications of blood transfusion, use of various blood components and demographic variation in patient requiring blood transfusion. There is need to improve blood transfusion practices by using alternative measures to reduce the need of blood transfusion which should be practiced more aggressively. There should be periodic assessment of blood transfusion practices to identify loop holes as early as possible and correct it.
Dr. Ponkiya Pruthviben Kanubhai, Dr. Vijeta Jagtap, Dr. Ragini Verma. Blood transfusion audit in obstetric patients at tertiary care hospital. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(3):281-285. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i3e.934