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Blood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeBBlood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeBlood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-11-25T05:00:00ZTransfusion Advisory Group8.0000000000000068.0000000000000544.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Side effects after receiving a blood product are rare, but you should know what to look out for and who to contact if your child has any of these effects.<br></p><h2>Side effects of a blood product transfusion</h2> <p>Most children will not have any side effects after a blood product transfusion. Other children may have very mild side effects. Side effects most often happen during the first 30 minutes after a transfusion, but sometimes side effects can happen up to two days after or even later.</p> <p>If you or your child are not staying at the hospital for 60 minutes after the transfusion is complete, your child must be observed for reactions as outlined below. A parent or guardian must accompany all patients if they are not staying for the 60-minute period after the transfusion.</p> <h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A parent or guardian must stay with your child if they are not staying for the 60 minutes after the transfusion.</li> <li>It is rare, but sometimes children have serious side effects.</li> <li>If your child has more than one of the serious side effects listed in this brochure, you should call your child's doctor right away or take them to your local Emergency Department. </li> </ul><h2>When to call the doctor right away or take your child to the Emergency Department</h2> <p>It is very rare, but some times children have more serious side effects. If your child has <strong>more than one</strong> of the following symptoms <strong>at the same time</strong> after you have gone home, call your child's doctor right away or bring your child to your local Emergency Department: </p> <ul> <li>fever</li> <li>serious headache</li> <li>stiff neck</li> <li>feeling sick to the stomach</li> <li>throwing up</li> <li>less alert</li> <li>disturbed by bright light</li> <li>yellow in the face</li> </ul> <h3>Call the nurse or doctor if your child has one of these side effects</h3> <p>If your child has only one of the following side effects (but no more than one), call your child's nurse or doctor:</p> <ul> <li>headache</li> <li>fast heart rate</li> <li>dizziness or feeling light-headed</li> <li>backache</li> <li>flushing (redness) of the face</li> <li>stomach pain</li> <li>throwing up or upset stomach</li> <li>diarrhea</li> <li>muscle pain</li> <li>chest tightness or out of breath</li> <li>rash, hives, or itching</li> <li>feeling cold (chills)</li> <li>fever</li> </ul> <p>Also call the doctor or nurse if your child has any of the following problems:</p> <ul> <li>headache with tiredness and/or blurred vision</li> <li>trouble urinating (peeing), and the urine (pee) is much darker than normal</li> <li>bleeding more than you would expect from a cut or scrape</li> <li>pain on the right side of the body under the lower ribs and feeling sick to the stomach</li> </ul> <h2>Who to call with non-urgent questions or concerns</h2> <p>The following should be filled in by your child's nurse or doctor.</p> <p>Call this number:</p> <p>During these hours:</p>
Transfusion de produits du sang : effets indésirables à surveiller après le retour à la maisonTTransfusion de produits du sang : effets indésirables à surveiller après le retour à la maisonBlood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeFrenchHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-11-25T05:00:00ZTransfusion Advisory Group8.0000000000000068.00000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Les effets indésirables après avoir reçu un produit du sang sont rares, mais vous devriez savoir quoi surveiller et avec qui communiquer si votre enfant présente l’un de ces effets.</p><h2>Effets indésirables</h2> <p>La plupart des enfants ne ressentent aucun effet indésirable après une transfusion de produits du sang. D’autres enfants pourraient avoir de très légers effets indésirables. Les effets indésirables se manifestent la plupart du temps durant les 30 premières minutes qui suivent une transfusion, mais ils peuvent parfois survenir jusqu’à deux jours après ou même plus tard. </p> <p>Si vous ou votre enfant ne restez pas à l’hôpital durant 60 minutes après la transfusion, votre enfant doit être observé pour déceler des réactions de la façon indiquée ci-dessous. Un parent ou un tuteur doit accompagner tous les patients s’ils ne restent pas durant la période de 60 minutes après la transfusion.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Un parent ou un tuteur doit rester avec votre enfant s’il ne reste pas durant 60 minutes après la transfusion.</li> <li>Cette situation est rare, mais il arrive que des enfants subissent de graves effets indésirables.</li> <li>Si votre enfant présente plus d’un des graves effets indésirables énumérés dans la présente brochure, vous devriez appeler immédiatement le médecin de votre enfant ou l’emmener au service d'urgence.</li> </ul><h2>Quand appeler immédiatement le médecin de votre enfant ou l’emmener au service d'urgence</h2> <p>Cette situation est très rare, mais il arrive que des enfants subissent de graves effets indésirables. Si votre enfant présente <strong>plus d'un</strong> des symptômes suivants en même temps après votre retour à la maison, appelez immédiatement le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous au service d'urgence de l'hôpital avec votre enfant : </p> <ul> <li>fièvre;</li> <li>puissant mal de tête;</li> <li>raideur au cou;</li> <li>mal de cœur;</li> <li>vomissements;</li> <li>manque d’alerte;</li> <li>dérangement provoqué par les lumières vives;</li> <li>visage de couleur jaunâtre.</li> </ul> <h3>Appelez l’infirmière ou le médecin si votre enfant présente l’un ou l’autre de ces effets indésirables</h3> <p>Si votre présente ne présente qu’un seul des effets indésirables suivants (mais pas plus d’un), appelez l’infirmière ou le médecin de votre enfant :</p> <ul> <li>mal de tête;</li> <li>rythme cardiaque rapide;</li> <li>étourdissements;</li> <li>maux de dos;</li> <li>rougeur du visage;</li> <li>mal de ventre;</li> <li>vomissements ou problèmes d’estomac;</li> <li>diarrhée;</li> <li>douleur musculaire;</li> <li>resserrement de la poitrine ou essoufflement;</li> <li>prurit, urticaire ou démangeaisons;</li> <li>sensation de froid (frissons);</li> <li>fièvre.</li> </ul> <p>Appelez aussi le médecin ou l'infirmière si votre enfant présente l’un des problèmes suivants :</p> <ul> <li>mal de tête avec fatigue et/ou vision embrouillée;</li> <li>difficulté à uriner, et urine beaucoup plus foncée qu’à l’habitude;</li> <li>saignement anormalement abondant d’une coupure ou d’une éraflure;</li> <li>douleur du côté droit du corps sous le bas de la cage thoracique et mal de cœur.</li> </ul> <h2>Qui appeler en cas de questions ou de préoccupations non urgentes</h2> <p>Les renseignements qui suivent doivent être remplis par l’infirmière ou le médecin de votre enfant.</p> <p>Appelez ce numéro :</p> <p>Durant ces heures :</p>

 

 

Blood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going home39.0000000000000Blood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeBlood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going homeBEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NACardiovascular systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-11-25T05:00:00ZTransfusion Advisory Group8.0000000000000068.0000000000000544.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Side effects after receiving a blood product are rare, but you should know what to look out for and who to contact if your child has any of these effects.<br></p><h2>Side effects of a blood product transfusion</h2> <p>Most children will not have any side effects after a blood product transfusion. Other children may have very mild side effects. Side effects most often happen during the first 30 minutes after a transfusion, but sometimes side effects can happen up to two days after or even later.</p> <p>If you or your child are not staying at the hospital for 60 minutes after the transfusion is complete, your child must be observed for reactions as outlined below. A parent or guardian must accompany all patients if they are not staying for the 60-minute period after the transfusion.</p> <p>The following should be filled in by your child's nurse or doctor.</p> <p>Your child received the following blood product (circle):</p> <h3>Blood components</h3> <ul> <li>red blood cells</li> <li>platelets</li> <li>plasma</li> <li>cryoprecipitate</li> </ul> <h3>Plasma protein products</h3> <ul> <li>albumin</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=157&language=English">intravenous immune globulin</a> (e.g. Gamunex, Gammagard, Privigen)</li> <li>CMV immune globulin (Cytogam)</li> <li>varicella zoster immune globulin</li> <li>hepatitis B immune globulin</li> <li>tetanus immune globulin</li> <li>Rh immune globulin (WinRho)</li> <li>clotting factor concentrates (Factor XIII, von Willebrand Factor, etc.)</li> </ul> <h3>Recombinant factors (made in the lab, not from human plasma)</h3> <ul> <li>factor VII</li> <li>factor IX</li> <li>factor VIIa</li> </ul> <h2>When and where your child received the blood product</h2> <p>Date and time:</p> <p>Location:</p> <h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A parent or guardian must stay with your child if they are not staying for the 60 minutes after the transfusion.</li> <li>It is rare, but sometimes children have serious side effects.</li> <li>If your child has more than one of the serious side effects listed in this brochure, you should call your child's doctor right away or take them to your local Emergency Department. </li> </ul><h2>When to call the doctor right away or take your child to the Emergency Department</h2> <p>It is very rare, but some times children have more serious side effects. If your child has <strong>more than one</strong> of the following symptoms <strong>at the same time</strong> after you have gone home, call your child's doctor right away or bring your child to your local Emergency Department: </p> <ul> <li>fever</li> <li>serious headache</li> <li>stiff neck</li> <li>feeling sick to the stomach</li> <li>throwing up</li> <li>less alert</li> <li>disturbed by bright light</li> <li>yellow in the face</li> </ul> <h3>Call the nurse or doctor if your child has one of these side effects</h3> <p>If your child has only one of the following side effects (but no more than one), call your child's nurse or doctor:</p> <ul> <li>headache</li> <li>fast heart rate</li> <li>dizziness or feeling light-headed</li> <li>backache</li> <li>flushing (redness) of the face</li> <li>stomach pain</li> <li>throwing up or upset stomach</li> <li>diarrhea</li> <li>muscle pain</li> <li>chest tightness or out of breath</li> <li>rash, hives, or itching</li> <li>feeling cold (chills)</li> <li>fever</li> </ul> <p>Also call the doctor or nurse if your child has any of the following problems:</p> <ul> <li>headache with tiredness and/or blurred vision</li> <li>trouble urinating (peeing), and the urine (pee) is much darker than normal</li> <li>bleeding more than you would expect from a cut or scrape</li> <li>pain on the right side of the body under the lower ribs and feeling sick to the stomach</li> </ul> <h2>Who to call with non-urgent questions or concerns</h2> <p>The following should be filled in by your child's nurse or doctor.</p> <p>Call this number:</p> <p>During these hours:</p> <img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/blood_product_transfusion.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/blood_product_transfusion.jpgBlood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going home

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