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Cliff

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    Bloodbank Compliance Officer

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  1. Hi @SMILLER. 4 hours from when? That has always perplexed me. From the time it leaves the fridge / blood bank? The time it gets to the floor? The time they start the infusion? Since you said you monitor this, how many do you monitor? All or a part of your total infusions? How many products do you issue a year. Sorry, that's a lot of questions.
  2. I suspect those were status updates, I have turned those off. Sorry about that.
  3. Hmm, I can turn it off. Can you point out where you are seeing these posts?
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    Welcome Rowella

    Welcome
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    SBB Exam- Study Advice

    It's not a book, it's a blood bank journal published by AABB. http://www.aabb.org/programs/publications/Pages/transfusion.aspx
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    Volume (Plasma) Reduced Platelet

    Technically, they cannot as they are not a law setting organization like the FDA. I would not go past the 4 hours, but we do not volume reduce. Platelets are living, "breathing" cells and you are greatly increasing their concentration and ability to transport oxygen.
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    SBB Exam- Study Advice

    I took mine a pretty long time ago. What worked for me was to read the Technical Manual a couple of times. I took a peek at a hematology book. I read Transfusion cover to to cover for at a year. I memorized Standards (there were fewer of them then) and the relevant CFRs. I tried reading Issett, but didn't get very far. I passed.
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    Emergency Release Labeling

    Correct We print an ADT label and place that on the requisitions, no handwriting. We hand write on the emergency release form. That is a two part form. We keep a copy and send the original to the requesting clinician. They sign and return - or we have a resident hunt them down to get signed and returned.
  9. 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 05/07/2018  
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    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
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    Emergency Release Labeling

    We use HCLL. We have multiple sets of products in the fridge. We attach a blood product requisition to each. We can't pre-print the product info from HCLL onto the tag, but we can pre-print a 4x4 label with all of the product info and place that on the tag. When they call us, we require the patient name / MRN, even if it's a fake name / MRN, then we print a patient label and add that to the requisition also. Our Emergency release form is pre-filled out with the nit numbers, and we keep a bag of the segments from the units with each set, also pre-filled. That way we do as little as possible when handing out the cooler. We're a level 1 trauma center and get a fair number of trauma's or bleeders.
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    UK qualification and experience in USA

    Most states in the US do not require a license. I suspect after that it is up to the individual facility on what the requirements are. We require our techs to be ASCP certified, you might want to look into that.
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    COOLER FOR THE OR

    FDA and AABB had gone back and forth over the years on storage vs transport. In the past few "Ask the FDA" sessions I've been at during the AABB Annual meetings both FDA and AABB have said coolers are transport. People even brought up newer cooler technology reminding them that coolers can be out of the blood bank for an extended time. We validate our coolers to hold temp at 1 - 6. We do not take temps every 4 hours.
  14. Irradiating red cells releases potassium, it's likely they want that potassium removed prior to transfusion. We will only issue units to our NICU that are 3 days or less post irradiation. We do not do surgery on babies here.
  15. Blood Transfusion Therapy in Haemoglobinopathies Blood Transfusion Therapy in Haemoglobinopathies This question was submitted by forum member, Malcolm Needs. Any errors are those of the site admin, not Malcolm. Blood Transfusion Therapy for Haemoglobinopathies.pptx Submitter Cliff Category BloodBankTalk Submitted 03/26/2018  
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