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Is This a Good Relationship with Regard to Transfusion Practice?



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Do Not Perform Coagulation Testing If...

Slide 15

December 2008

The take-home message is written on this slide. If History & Physical findings raise no index of suspicion regarding increased bleeding risk prior to invasive procedures – Do not perform coagulation testing!

This is an easy thing to say, however, I do believe it will be a hard instruction for many practitioners to follow because they want to believe that screening with coagulation tests, such as the PT/INR and aPTT actually help them identify patients with an increased risk of procedure-related bleeding.

Do Not Perform Coagulation Testing

 


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