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CSTF Blood Component Transfusion

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 £11.95 + VAT (£14.34 incl. VAT)

This activity has been accredited by The CPD Standards office and equates to 3 hours of CPD.

It is strongly recommended that users must complete classroom training first before undertaking this eLearning refresher course.

 

Blood Transfusion is vital to support a variety of clinical procedures and has and continues to save numerous lives every year. This course in Blood Component Transfusion has been designed to ensure all healthcare workers have a clear understanding of the safe, appropriate and timely use of blood components/products, ensuring they can participate safely following current legislation, national guidelines and internal hospital policies, thus reducing the amount of adverse effects and events caused by the blood transfusion procedure.

 

Duration

The Health and Safety Group would recommend approx. 3 hours to complete the course

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course the learner will:
  • Understand transfusion issues
  • Be able to identify the blood components available and know the indications for their use
  • Have an understanding of the available alternatives to transfusion
  • Know the expected benefits, risks and anticipated outcomes of transfusion
  • understand the importance and the factors considered as part of undertaking an effective patient assessment
  • Understand the importance of providing and documenting the reason for transfusion
  • Understand the importance of providing patient's with the required information to enable the patient's understanding for blood transfusion and respond to their concerns
  • Understand the importance of and know the procedure for obtaining and documenting informed consent for blood transfusion
  • Know the processes required for the safe and appropriate ordering of blood components, including special requirements
  • Know where local policies are available
  • Know the processes to authorise (prescribe) blood components.
  • Know which equipment and materials are needed for blood sampling including protective clothing for yourself and/or individual
  • Understand the importance of obtaining positive confirmation of individual's identity and consent before starting the procedure - and effective ways of getting positive identification
  • Know the processes required for obtaining and labelling a transfusion sample
  • Understand the importance of correctly completing a transfusion request with all relevant clinical information
  • Know the procedure for safe disposal of equipment and material used
  • Understand the importance of communication with the transfusion laboratory for urgent requests
  • Be able to identify the common errors related to the collection of blood components and know how to reduce the potential risks
  • Know the correct checking procedures and understand the rationale underpinning them
  • Understand the importance of obtaining positive confirmation of patient identity before starting the procedure - and effective ways of getting positive identification
  • Understand the importance of clear documentation and communication and be aware of the information required to collect blood components
  • Understand and know the correct procedures, conditions and documentation required for receiving/delivering or returning blood components
  • Be able to identify the common errors related to the administration of blood transfusion and know how to reduce the potential risks
  • Understand the importance of obtaining positive confirmation of patient identity before starting the blood transfusion procedure - and effective ways of getting positive identification
  • Understand the importance of informed consent and indication of blood transfusion
  • Know the procedure for correct blood component checks prior to administration, and understand the rationale underpinning them
  • Know the frequency and importance of patient monitoring, transfusion rates and relevant documentation of transfusion episodes
  • Know how and where understand the importance and legal implications of traceability for blood components blood components are stored
  • Know, recognise and understand the potential common complications of blood transfusion together with the appropriate management
  • Know the process for management of massive blood loss
  • Know how to raise concerns or report incidents / regarding the administration of components
  • Know the procedure for safe use and disposal of equipment and materials
Content
  • Legislation
  • Haemovigilance
  • Blood Cells
  • The ABO System
  • The RH System
  • Antigens and Antibodies
  • Blood sampling, Collection and storage
  • Transfusion Decisions
  • Refusing Transfusions
  • Transfusion Checks & Process
  • Adverse Reactions & Events
Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all staff throughout the health and social care sector that are trained in blood component transfusion procedures, in particular:

  • Existing staff to update existing knowledge

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