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Table 3 Knowledge of the common type of BM, and side effects/complications of bloodless medicine used at KATH

From: Knowledge of bloodless medicine among nurses at the Medical/Surgical Directorate of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana; a descriptive cross sectional study

Variable Frequency (n = 322) Percentage (%)
Have you witnessed a patient receiving bloodless medicine?
 Yes 165 51.2
 No 157 48.8
Which of these medicines are commonly given?
 Interferon 42 12.9
 Erythropoietin 99 30.6
 Tothema 144 44.6
 Novoseven
 Tranexamic acid 62 19.3
Is bloodless medicine associated with complications?
 Yes 72 22.3
 No 64 19.8
 Don’t know 186 57.9
If yes which of these are known complication of bloodless medicine
 Hypertension 48 66.7
 Skin reaction 60 83.3
 Vomiting 63 87.5
 Thrombosis 70 97.27
 Flu-like symptoms 71 98.6
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