When do Canadian CSTM Standards specify that vital signs must be monitored?

CSTM Standards* specify that recipient vital signs be monitored before, during, and after transfusion. Other guidelines such as the BCSH guidelines** are more explicit.

Regardless of standards, a review of best practices reveals that patient vital signs are often assessed:

Recipient vital signs are often assessed more often, e.g.,

*CSTM. Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services, v 2

** BCSH. The administration of blood and blood components and the management of transfused patients (1999)