Anemia, Bleeding, and Blood Transfusion in the ICU: Causes, Risks, Costs, and New Strategies
Michael T. McEvoy, RN, PhD, CCRN, NRP, and Aryeh Shander, MD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the physiological effects, treatments, and potential outcomes associated with anemia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.
  • Identify the increased mortality and morbidity associated with anemia in ICU patients and the patients most at risk for these adverse outcomes.
  • Discuss strategies and tools for prevention of anemia, early recognition of bleeding, and avoidance of unnecessary blood transfusions in ICU patients.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A132264
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 11/1/2016

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Anemia, Bleeding, and Blood Transfusion in the ICU: Causes, Risks, Costs, and New Strategies

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