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HSG Blood Component Transfusion

3 Hours (Approx)
Multiple Choice
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.


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 be able to understand:
  • The expected benefits, risks & anticipated outcomes of blood transfusion
  • The alternatives to blood transfusion
  • The processes to authorise (prescribe) blood components & identify available blood components
  • The importance of obtaining & documenting informed consent for blood transfusion
  • The importance of patient monitoring, transfusion rates & relevant documentation of episodes
  • The common errors & complications of blood transfusion together with the appropriate management
  • The process for management of massive blood loss
  • The procedure for safe use & disposal of equipment & materials
  • How to raise concerns or report incidents regarding the administration of blood components
  • 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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Number of Delegates

Your Price: £11.95 + VAT

(Price Per Delegate: £11.95 + VAT)

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

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