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  2. JasonS

    BloodBankTalk: Allergic Reaction

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    Welcome japlanet

    Hello japlanet, 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. japlanet joined on the 12/18/2018. View Member
  5. SMILLER

    BloodBankTalk: Allergic Reaction

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  6. SMILLER

    CPK Critical Value??????

    We do not have a critical cut-off for CPK. Earlier this year, however, we did add one for Troponin. Scott
  7. tcoyle

    Competency Assessment

    There was a good pod cast recently from Joe Chaffin (blood bank guy) and Anne Chenoweth discussing AABB related items. Anne discussed competency as well. It was good information and may be helpful (and you can get a free CE as well). Check it out!
  8. John C. Staley

    Training new employees

    I used to tell new staff, primarily the recently graduated, that they should be competent in 3 - 6 months, comfortable in 6 - 12 months but never complacent and think they have "seen it all".
  9. noelrbrown

    Is it commercially available?

    Have you tried EYlabs? They have a bunch of lectins (concentrate)
  10. ESIZENSKY

    DAT validation in gel

    I am validating DAT's in the gel method (Biorads). I have several DAT's (Cord) positive in tube, confirmed LUI freeze ABO antibodies) negative in gel. Has anyone had this problem when validating in gel.
  11. Can you tell me where to buy Glycine soja lectin to prove the effectiveness of enzyme treated red cells. One company did not sell this product kit anymore. Doc1.pdf
  12. Where to buy Glycine soja lectin, for quality control of enzyme treated cell? Immuco has enzyme treated panel which comes with ENZYME CONTROL, but they do not sell it separately.
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  14. Linda0623

    CPK Critical Value??????

    Hi All, Does anyone out there have a critical value for CPK (Creatine Phosphokinase)????? If so, what is your cut off value? We do not currently have a critical value for this test, but our medical director was asked by a specialist to consider a cut off of 2000mg/dL where he considers that a very high abnormal for patients he typically sees. However, we do orthopedic surgery here and do not think this is a good place to start, if we add this at all. Any thoughts would be very appreciated!!!!! Linda
  15. slsmith

    Direct antiglobulin test

    Yes unfortunately we look at negative reactions under the microscope. I really want to stop doing this and thank you for the reference to support my plan. It is correct reading microscopically causes more trouble then it is worth. Answers to the other questions" > Yep we get a CAP survey >And as far as I know reading under the microscope isn't a CAP or AABB requirement. Note: I am the most senior Blood Banker here now (30 years) and this process has been in place when I started ( I think). Anyway I will be seeing one of the retired Supervisors today and will ask why we started doing that
  16. slsmith

    Training new employees

    This is an awful situation, if he doesn't follow processes when he is training what is he going to do if and when the training is complete? I would just document the heck out of everything in writing and perhaps asked for a meeting with the higher ups and include the person that is training. If you have a BB Medical Director you feel like you can confide in talk to them about your concerns. Good luck.
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  18. Desoki

    BloodBankTalk: Allergic Reaction

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  20. Allergic Reaction Allergic Reaction This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Allergic Reactions.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 12/17/2018  
  21. Cliff

    Allergic Reaction

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    Allergic Reaction This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Allergic Reactions.pptx
  22. R1R2

    Training new employees

    so, is the employee still around?
  23. AMcCord

    Training new employees

    Most of the techs I train are fresh out of school or MLTs whose blood bank experience is minimal at best (bench time at small facilities where almost no blood bank testing occurs). I expect to have them for a minimum of 3 months. We have a full test menu (automation + tube testing w/ mulitple enhancement media available, antibody ID, antigen testing, fetal bleed screens, crossmatching, emergency release/MTP, cord blood testing, etc.) that they are expected to be competent to perform. Our facility sees a wide range of patients. I want them to be comfortable with what they are required to do and I want to be comfortable with what they are required to do. Fortunately management sees things my way.
  24. SMILLER

    Training new employees

    All of our associates who train for BB, except for the coordinator, are generalists here. We are a trauma 2 250-bed hospital with no peds. Our training typically takes 3-5 weeks, depending on previous experience. Scott
  25. If the patient has received transfusion, the transfused antigens pos cells can cause the autocontrol mixed field positive, and when the antibodies are against some low prevalence antigens, then the reaction with screening cells and donor cells can get a neg reaction. Or some drug induced antibodies can cause this kind of reaction because they are drug dependent.
  26. BBfuntimes

    Training new employees

    Love the opportunities for improvement form! Thank you! Out of curiosity, what time frame are people using for training in blood bank for new employees?
  27. Cliff

    Welcome Bethany

    Welcome
  28. Malcolm Needs

    Welcome Bethany

    Welcome Bethany.
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