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  1. pinktoptube

    Eluates in GEL

    Thank you Noelrbrown.
  2. pinktoptube

    Eluates in GEL

    Reviving this. We are trying to validate the Hemobioscience EluClear in gel method and we are seeing 1, 2, 4, however our last wash is clean (no hazy/grainy look, no appearance of hemolysis on the top of the gel). Any suggestions?
  3. pinktoptube

    Transfusion Reaction Criteria

    1. At what temp do you call it a Febrile reaction? >/= 38C 2. Do you also use temp increase from the baseline? If so what is? No 3. Do you use other criteria with Temp increase for culture? If so what are they? Have symptoms related to sepsis (CDC defin); however it is our MD call to culture. 4. If you do have one, what is your definition for tachycardia (eg =>100 bpm?) do not define 5. Same with Hypotension, any numerical definition? do not define
  4. pinktoptube

    Transfusion Review

    As the previous posters stated there isn't a requirement on the number. I reviewed every record each month for years. Probably 4 years ago I changed this to 10% of total transfusions for the month. Then about 2 years ago it was changed to at least 30 records each month.
  5. pinktoptube

    Antigen Typing Charges

    For units tested to find the antigen negative unit.
  6. pinktoptube

    Hours worked

    Does anyone know if there is a requirement that Transfusion Service/Blood Bank personnel cannot work more than 12 hours in a row? I've never heard of this but was told our policy came about because of this unknown requirement.
  7. pinktoptube

    Eluate Blind Samples

    Does anyone have an eluate blind sample recipe for unknowns that will yield enough sample for an ID?
  8. 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.
  9. pinktoptube

    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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. pinktoptube

    Complement QC with Poly IgG

    I would say that depends on your manufacturer's instructions for QC.
  15. 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.

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