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  1. Scott, Sue S. PhD, RN
  2. Henneman, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN
  3. Nathanson, Brian H. PhD
  4. Andrzejewski, Chester Jr. MD, PhD
  5. Gonzalez, Megan MSN, RN
  6. Walker, Rachel PhD, RN
  7. Martinez, Vanessa I. MS


Better education around the recognition of transfusion-associated adverse events is warranted. It is unknown if checklist use improves recognition by student nurses. This study examined whether using a checklist could improve transfusion-associated adverse event recognition behaviors. There was an increased frequency of transfusion-associated adverse event management behaviors in the checklist group, but overall recognition was no greater than other groups. A transfusion-associated adverse event checklist may increase patient safety by promoting identification behaviors.