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CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Feb 17, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 7 of Rosen's Emergency Medicine.

Episode Overview:

  1. Describe the 3 categories of blood antigens
  2. Who is the universal donor and why?
  3. Define massive transfusion
  4. List 5 physiologic complications of massive transfusion
  5. What are the indications for the administration of: pRBCs /  FFP / Platelets** / Cryoprecipitate
  6. List 6 complications of blood transfusions and their management


  1. What are the components of octaplex? When is it indicated?
  2. What is FEIBA?
  3. List the three types of plasma that are available from the blood bank?
  4. What are the absolute and off-label uses for recombinant factor VII?
  5. Which products are most likely to result in sepsis?
  6. What is a hyperhemolytic crisis?