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  1. pinktoptube

    Transfusion documentation

    We strive for 100% completion but have a threshold of at least 85%. Nursing has to part-take in corrective action planning when they fall below the threshold, this way they have ownership of documentation.
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    saline expiration date

    Bringing this back... When a manufacturers states a product is accept for 1 month once opened. How do you calculate the expiration date? - Would it always be 30 days from the day opened? - Would you alternate between 30 and 31? - Would you could 4 weeks? - Do you count the date opened as day 1?
  3. pinktoptube

    Blood Utilization - Peer Review

    We are looking at sending the transfusions outside of threshold to the chiefs of each specialty to review. However we do not know yet how we can confirm they are reviewing it. Currently we send them quarterly CT ratios.
  4. pinktoptube

    FDA Registration

    We only thaw plasma/cryo and rarely split RBCs and the FDA stated registration is not needed. When in doubt just ask them, they are always helpful.
  5. pinktoptube

    Complement QC with Poly IgG

    We do the same with the BioRad Poly. I also include a negative cell with QC (A1 cell), just to say it reacts with IgG coated cells and Complement coated cells but not with non-coated cells.
  6. pinktoptube

    Platelets acceptable return temperature

    We take the temp and only will return to inventory if between 20-24C. We do not take the temp when they are received from the blood supplier since they validate their boxes for transport.
  7. pinktoptube

    Complement QC with Poly IgG

    I would say that depends on your manufacturer's instructions for QC.
  8. pinktoptube

    Blood Bank staff

    I'm at a 220 bed hospital, we have dedicated Transfusion Medicine technologists on all shifts. We have hired new grads, they are able to work successfully alone with proper training and the willingness to learn on their part.
  9. pinktoptube

    ARC Packing Slips? Keep? Trash? HELP!

    We have always kept the packing slip for 10 years as part of the traceability of unit, granted the information is entered in our LIS.
  10. pinktoptube

    Temperature Monitoring

    Thank you
  11. pinktoptube

    Temperature Monitoring

    which alarm are you using for the tissue? does it store/log alarms?
  12. pinktoptube

    Platelets for CABG

    I have the same struggle. We are actually required to keep one in stock at all times. Due to the one time we didn't have two for a heart case, one surgeon now always orders two. We discard about 10 -15 a month even with transferring the ones we can out.
  13. Is one hospital performing the T&S and crossmatching, then sending the blood to the transfusing hospital? Or is the sample collected at one hospital and sent to transfusing hospital for testing?
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    Vendor and Supplier audit

    Attached is what I use. Our tissue team leader actually goes to the manufacturing sites and writes a summary on acceptability. TTS-PPM-FORM-035-B Supplier Review Form.doc
  15. pinktoptube

    AABB 5.30.1

    Mixed field observation is it for us.

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