Informed Consent Required for Transfusion Orders

For Inpatient, Cardiology Invasive, ED, Infusion, OB and PeriOp Nurses

Effective Monday, Dec. 6, documented patient consent is required prior to releasing and printing the transfusion order and picking up blood from the Blood Bank. This change is being made to ensure patients, or their caregivers, are aware of the procedure before it takes place.

A pop-up message will appear if order release is attempted before informed consent is obtained and documented.

For all hospital-based nurses (except ED), document consent in the Blood & Transfusions flowsheet.

For ED nurses, document consent in the ED Narrator.

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