A Survey of Knowledge and Practices of Transfusion Medicine Among Post Intern Doctors in Specialized Hospital in Sri Lanka

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Background: Knowledge of transfusion medicine is the key element of better transfusion practices. This deficit observed at the blood bank end on daily basis exposing the patients for redundant risk. We assessed the knowledge of transfusion medicine among post intern doctors.

Objective: To assess the knowledge of transfusion medicine among post intern doctors in working in our hospital.

Methods: Self administrated questionnaire was used. 45 questions of transfusion medicine included in the questioner. A total 57 post internship doctors participated in the survey. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS.

Results: In overall survey average score was 41.45%. Lowest score 19.8% was for the area of lab result interpretation. Highest score 56.63% obtained for the administration of blood component. Differences among the medical officers of various specialties were not statistically significant.

Conclusions: Transfusion medicine knowledge among post internship doctors in our hospital need to be upgraded.

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