Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast
Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast
Joe Chaffin, MD
078CE: Does That Patient REALLY Need Platelets? with Joe Sweeney
55 minutes Posted Nov 20, 2019 at 3:04 am.
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Continuing education episode! Far too many platelet transfusion decisions are made by evaluating a single laboratory value (the platelet count). Dr. Joe Sweeney believes we need more information to make better choices. Platelet transfusion decisions can be complex, and there is wide practice variability both within institutions and among different subspecialty services. In this interview, Dr. Sweeney describes current platelet transfusion guidelines and a more thorough approach to caring for thrombocytopenic patients.