Clinical Laboratory Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Practices eBook : 9780133779639

Clinical Laboratory Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Practices eBook

Gretchená,J et al
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780133779639
ISBN 10
 
0133779637
Published
 
16/01/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: For courses in blood banking, transfusion medicine.

Clinical Laboratory Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine: Principles and Practices provides readers with the didactic foundation, background, and tools to successfully function in a typical transfusion medicine laboratory.

Teaching and Learning Experience:

  • Presents detailed technical information and real-life case studies that help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team
  • Mixes theoretical and practical information that allows learners to analyse and synthesise the concepts
  • Complemented by a variety of ancillary materials designed to help instructors be more effective and students more successful

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Table of contents

1.      The Immune Process: The Origin and Interaction Between Antigens and Antibodies

2.      Immunogenetics: The Origin of Antigens

3.      Blood Bank Applications of Antigen–Antibody Reactions

4.      ABO and Hh Blood Group Systems

5.      Rh, RHAG, and LW Blood Group Systems

6.      Other Blood Group Systems

7.      Pretransfusion and Compatibility Testing

8.      Identification of Unexpected Antibodies

9.      Donor Selection, Phlebotomy, and Required Testing

10.  Blood Products: Preparation, Storage, and Shipment of Blood Components

11.  Component Therapy and Massive Transfusion

12.  Adverse Reactions to Transfusion

13.  Transfusion-Transmitted Infections

14.  Perinatal and Neonatal Transfusion Issues

15.  Autoimmune and Drug-Induced Immune Hemolytic Anemias

16.  Platelet Refractory Patients

17.  Transfusion Support of Selected Patient Populations

18.  Human Histocompatibility

19.  Methods in Parentage Testing

20.  Transfusion Safety and Regulatory Issues

21.  Quality Assurance

Features & benefits

Presents detailed technical information and real-life case studies that help learners envision themselves as members of the health care team, providing the laboratory services specific to transfusion medicine that assist in patient care: 

  • A real-world “running” case study with initial questions for consideration, called Case In Point, is designed to introduce the chapter content.
  • Subsequent installments of the “running” case study, each with pertinent questions for consideration, are strategically placed throughout the rest of the chapter.
  • Tables, figures, and boxes are incorporated into the chapters as appropriate. 

Mixes theoretical and practical information relating to transfusion medicine that allows learners to analyse and synthesise information and, ultimately, to answer questions and solve problems: 

  • Each chapter begins with a general content outline, content-specific learning objectives, and a list of key terms (and phrases). Each key term and phrase is bold where the term is described. References to a term or phrase prior to its description appear in the text in italics.
  • The introduction for each chapter is titled What’s Ahead? and is comprised of an introductory paragraph followed by a series of questions with the answers covered in the body of the chapter. The chapter content is presented in a logical order under appropriate headings and subheadings.
  • Periodic self-assessment questions, known as Checkpoints, are strategically placed and are designed to provide opportunities for students to evaluate their understanding of the material.
  • Each chapter concludes with a Review of Main Points that reiterates key “take-home” content points of the chapter.
  • A set of review questions, each tied to a specific chapter learning objective, allows readers to assess their knowledge over the entire chapter content.
  • A list of references concludes each chapter. 
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