Very true,Canadian, Among ER Doctors Paranoia is considered a healthy survival trait. Don't even trust yourself to be right if the matter is critical,That's why 2 nurses or a doctor and a nurse check each bag of blood before hanging it.
Originally Posted by Canadian Sig
This is a good reference for "Shock and Resusitation" and includes a bit on Transfusions.
Please note this statement.
Exsanguinating hemorrhage is the cause of most“Dog tag” blood typing wrong 2%–11% of the time.(Pg 7.9)
preventable deaths during war. Combat casualties in
shock should be assumed to have hemorrhagic shock until proven otherwise. (Pg 7.3)
And this one.