Blood Component Transfusion E-Learning

The Health and Safety Group Ltd
Delivery Method: eLearning

Blood Transfusion is vital to support a variety of clinical procedures and has and continues to save numerous lives every year.

Using blood and blood components is a standard procedure in NHS and private hospitals. Blood transfusion, if used safely and appropriately, will improve the quality of life or be a life-saving treatment for many patients.

This short online course will improve the awareness and competencies of healthcare professionals who administer blood and products in various clinical settings.

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.

Duration + CPD Hours

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

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

Course 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

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