Visual analytical tool for evaluation of 10-year perioperative transfusion practice at a children's hospital.

TitleVisual analytical tool for evaluation of 10-year perioperative transfusion practice at a children's hospital.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGálvez JA, Ahumada LM, Simpao AF, Lin EE, Bonafide CP, Choudhry D, England WR, Jawad AF, Friedman D, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Rehman MA
JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
Volume21
Issue3
Pagination529-34
Date Published2014 May-Jun
ISSN1527-974X
KeywordsBlood Transfusion, Child, Child, Preschool, Hospitals, Pediatric, Humans, Infant, Organizational Policy, User-Computer Interface
Abstract

Children are a vulnerable population in the operating room, and are particularly at risk of complications from unanticipated hemorrhage. The decision to prepare blood products prior to surgery varies depending on the personal experience of the clinician caring for the patient. We present the first application of a data visualization technique to study large datasets in the context of blood product transfusions at a tertiary pediatric hospital. The visual analytical interface allows real-time interaction with datasets from 230 000 procedure records. Clinicians can use the visual analytical interface to analyze blood product usage based on procedure- and patient-specific factors, and then use that information to guide policies for ordering blood products.

DOI10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002241
Alternate JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
PubMed ID24363319
PubMed Central IDPMC3994870