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Medical City Weatherford
chronic liver disease, blood testing, quality improvement
Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Pathology | Quality Improvement | Therapeutics
Initiative to decrease unnecessary hemostatic agent transfusion in cirrhotic patients undergoing paracentesis: a resident-led approach quality improvement project to prevent transfusion overuse. Currently, there is no official guideline placed in the hospital for the administration of a hemostatic agent such as fresh frozen plasma in the setting of an elevated international normalized ratio, which paradoxically is an anticipated finding in cirrhotic patients. This process leads to unnecessarily prolonging the duration of the hospital course due to delays in performing the interventional procedures and interruptions in scheduling. The goal of this project is to educate and provide physicians with the most recent guidelines for managing bleeding risks with periprocedural procedures.
HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education
Kim, Joseph and Moses, Gregory, "Monitoring Concordance in the Management of Transfusing Blood Components in Cirrhotic Patients for Paracentesis with Evidence-Based Guidelines" (2023). North Texas Research Forum 2023. 4.