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  3. Hello JJBBANK1, Welcome to PathLabTalk. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. JJBBANK1 joined on the 11/26/2021. View Member
  4. We've had it for a couple of studies, but we don't routinely stock it. We have SafeTrace Tx. I built a new product type for solvent detergent treated plasma. That prevents anyone from filling an octaplas order with regular plasma and vice versa. The product code for the pictured product is X0003. It will change to X0007 when it is thawed.
  5. At my facility, the pharmacy and the Blood Bank collaborated in obtaining, storing, thawing, labeling and issuing the product. We did not have a standalone printer to create modification labels and our BB LIS considered it to be a pharmaceutical product. Pharmacy ordered the product after the patient's ABO type was available, shipped it to the BB for storage and thawing. Once thawed, the pharmacy picked up the product(s) and labeled the modified product and issued it to the patient infusion area. Fortunately, this has only come up twice in the last 8 years.
  6. Unless the pharmacy is going to pay attention to ABO and Rh, I would think this belongs in the transfusion service. Their computer system probably isn't set up to worry about such things :). And please do not give AB plasma to everyone. This is one of the oldest but most dangerous concepts in transfusion medicine. AB plasma is associated with increased bleeding, sepsis, lung injury and mortality when given to group O patients, for example. ABO identical is by far the most effective and safest when plasma must be transfused. Happy to provide references. There is no universal plasma, contrary to dogma and long practice.
  7. We have this product built in our computer system. It is setup as a separate product. We use pre printed thawed labels but Hemotrax standalone should be able to print them. What system do you have?
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  9. Anyone have any experience with OCTAPLAS - Pooled Plasma S/D (Human) ? Our hospital pharmacy is inquiring as to whether it should be handled by them (pharmacy) or by the transfusion service/blood bank. If you handle it in the blood bank do you have it set up in your computer systems same as an FFP and do you know the Product code for it? The example unit (see attachment) that I saw had a face label "similar" to an FFP but without the corresponding product codes so would we have to reprint a face label and relabel the stored frozen product? What about the thawed product? TIA
  10. Our blood supplier is shortly going to be introducing FFP Riboflavin treated, and Apheresis plasma Riboflavin treated. We have been told that the ISBT codes to use are EA435 and EA436. Does anyone know what the ISBT codes are for these products when they are thawed or aliquoted? I do not have access to the ICCBBA website so I cannot check on there.
  11. Our blood supplier is shortly going to be introducing FFP Riboflavin treated, and Apheresis plasma Riboflavin treated. We have been told that the ISBT codes to use are EA435 and EA436. Does anyone know what the ISBT codes are these products when they are thawed or aliquoted? I do not have access to the ICCBBA website so I cannot check on there.
  12. Hello bryony.ar, Welcome to PathLabTalk. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. bryony.ar joined on the 11/17/2021. View Member
  13. AABB 3.9 Information Systems The BB/TS shall have processes to support the implementation and modification of software, hardware, and databases relating to the requirements of these BB/TS Standards. Standard 5.1.1 applies. These processes shall include: 1. Risk analysis, training, validation, implementation, and evaluation of postimplementation performance. 2. System maintenance and operation. 3. Documentation written in language understandable to the user. 4. Display and verification of data before final acceptance, when data are added, or when data are amended. 5. Evaluation, authorization, and documentation of modifications to the system.
  14. Does anyone charge for a 2nd blood type? We have it set as no charge but since it is an important safety step, recognized by Joint Commission and AABB, the question was should not this be a chargeable event? If you do charge for a second blood type, is there an insurance code or CPT that applies to a 2nd blood type test? thanks. John V
  15. How you bill for it is up to you. I have 2 policies: Investigation and Advanced Workup. I've bundled the testing fees into each. Reimbursement is the purview of higher pay grades than mine.
  16. Hello SpaKopasoula, Welcome to PathLabTalk. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. SpaKopasoula joined on the 11/16/2021. View Member
  17. Working well for us as well. We use FinalCheck.
  18. Random extrapolation: I always ponder the change in BB tech heart rate when an Massive Transfusion Protocol is called, the differences between techs, and how much, if any average variation between hospitals ...
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