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Cliff

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Cliff last won the day on November 12 2017

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    Cycling, guitar, hiking, reading, web development
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    Boston
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    Bloodbank Compliance Officer

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  1. Correct Blood Bank Nomenclature This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 01/15/2018  
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    This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm.
  2. PREPARING SCREENING CELLS

    Can I ask why? If you are a huge facility and are trying to save money, you would make these from whole units. You'd have the resources to ensure they reagents are up to FDA requirements and the proper documentation was available for inspection. If your a small facility and are trying to save money, the few pennies you might save just aren't worth the regulatory risk. If not's not money, what might it be? Just curious.
  3. Hello from the Windy City

    Welcome
  4. Hello from Ohio!

    Welcome
  5. Adhesive patient label tags for products?

    Ensure you use a vendor that uses an FDA approved adhesive. 21 CFR 175.105
  6. FDA Reportable Events

    It's mislabeled, so yes, it's reportable. We are pretty big, and send in a lot of reports. The FDA is really easy to work with. I've had a couple of phone calls (they called me) and many emails regarding our reports. Again, always helpful.
  7. Christmas 2017

    Happy holidays to all.
  8. Massive Transfusion Protocol

    This. We rarely outdate any.
  9. BloodBankTalk:Allergic Reaction

    Not even a week ago? Will the site let you try again? It's not supposed to.
  10. Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Reactions Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Reactions This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Reactions.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 12/11/2017  
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    Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Reactions This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Reactions.pptx
  11. Emergency Release Labeling

    @SMILLER, we have always been able to determine who received our products, including all emergency release products. We have a form the physician signs that lists the units. The blood bank issues those products (when they have time) to that patient and we can track where every product goes. What I take exception to is the inspector insisting that we also put the patients name and MRN on the product. They again insisted this made the process safer. It does not in any way make it safer, especially if it's a system assigned name / MRN and more importantly, when it takes a modest amount of time to generate these labels. We have done a tremendous amount of planning to ensure we can give out emergency release coolers, almost on demand. It takes us very little time to give the requester their products, these labeled units have put a significant delay on that, and in my opinion, has deceased patient safety.
  12. Emergency Release Labeling

    Yup, that was about how our inspection went. We were made to feel like we were murdering patients by not having a fake name, attached to a universally "safe" product, being infused into a exsanguinating, unidentified patient. I understand the need for rules, but saving the patient comes first. We do have a trail of who got what. The idea that having a fake name on a product makes is safer is very frustrating.
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