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Orthopedic Transfusion Maximums

Number =

No. of crossmatched units. The patient must be informed of autologous, directed, and non-directed homologous blood (Paul Gann Blood Safety Act 1990) and informed consent for transfusion obtained whenever the expected number of blood units for elective surgery >0 and the patient has contraindications for autologous donation.

T&S =

Type and Antibody Screen

0 =

No specimen for Blood Bank


MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED UNITS OF BLOOD FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY

ORTHOPEDICS

AK/BK amputation

T&S

Arthroscopy

0

Arthrotomy

0

Debridement of wound/stump

0

Dupytren's contracture release

0

Electrode introduction into fracture non union

0

Foot surgery

0

Hip nailing

T&S

Introduction of electrodes into fracture non union

0

Laminectomy

2

Leg amputation

T&S

Medial meniscectomy

T&S

Open reductions

2

Osteotomy, biopsy

T&S

Peripheral nerve exploration

0

Removal of hip pin

T&S

Shoulder, open repair

T&S

Spinal fusion, laminectomy

2

Stump debridement

0

Total hip (arthroplasty)

2

Total knee

T&S

Wound/debridement

0  leg 2



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