Explain legal and medical ramifications of potential errors in immunohematology and transfusion services, as well as potential consequences.
DefinitionExplanation should include potential errors, such as
- misidentification of a patient or specimen
- failure to get a patient's informed consent for blood drawing or transfusion
- failure to inform a patient of potential risks from a procedure.
- tort liability
- infection of a patient
- injury or scarring of a patient
- hemorrhaging of a patient
- toxicity or death of a patient resulting from an incompatible cross-match.
- Why is it essential to get a patient's informed consent prior to blood drawing or transfusion?
- How can an incompatible cross-match result in toxicity? In death?
- How can incompatible cross-matches be prevented?
- What procedure(s) should be followed if an incompatible cross-match is suspected?
- In blood drawing or transfusion, how can the healthcare team reduce the chances of patient infection? Scarring? Hemorrhaging?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
Other Related Standards
Common Career Technical Core
Analyze the legal and ethical responsibilities, limitations and implications of actions within the healthcare workplace
Evaluate accepted ethical practices with respect to cultural, social and ethnic differences within the healthcare workplace.