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BloodBanker80 last won the day on August 19 2018

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  1. BloodBanker80

    Internal temperature monitoring - Freezers

    Thank you!
  2. Good morning all, I can rationalize the need for this, but is there a regulation somewhere stating (other than specific manufacturer instructions) that it is required to take internal temperatures of freezers for comparison to digital readouts? We have 2 older freezers that have user manuals that aren't very helpful. One is for FFP/Cryo less than/-18C and the other for Tissue less than/-70C. They do have chart recorders and digital temperatures that we record daily. We take internal temperatures on our Refrigerators and Platelet Incubator... so what about the Freezers? Having trouble calibrating an internal thermometer +/-1C of the NIST at that low of temp. We ordered new digital NIST certified thermometers and they were reading 2-3 degrees from the digital readout. Any input is greatly appreciated - I'm completely done with these freezers at this point haha. Thank you!
  3. BloodBanker80

    XM for a newborn with mom's specimen

    Thank you for sharing! I was wondering if anyone can help with this situation: Mom: Anti-D and Anti-c Neonate: Positive DAT - Eluate Anti-D and Anti-c If we result the Eluate as anti-D and anti-c on baby, this will require AHG XM/ honoring of antibodies (Dneg/cneg transfusions) well passed neonatal time period. How does anyone else result this to reflect these antibodies as 'passive' or temporary? Thank you for any feedback!
  4. BloodBanker80

    Infrared Thermometer

    Yes, that helps! Thank you
  5. BloodBanker80

    Cerner QC Module

    Did you ever start using the QC module in Cerner? We are looking into it now
  6. BloodBanker80

    Infrared Thermometer

    I'm bringing this post back .. What did you come up with for the infrared thermometers? I'm looking into this as well, would these be considered electronic as in CFR 606.60 Equipment Frequency of calibration required monthly? Thank you Electronic thermometers Monthly.
  7. BloodBanker80

    monitoring units in coolers

    Yvette - We use a ice/barrier/product/barrier/ice to validate ours. Coolers are kept at room temperature. We validate with minimum number of product and then the maximum number of product that the cooler will be used for. Is this a new process or are you revalidating a current one?
  8. BloodBanker80

    TRM.41350 Compatibilty Label/Tag

    Thank you Scott!
  9. BloodBanker80

    0.8 Surgiscreen, vial # 2 reactions

    Thank you SO MUCH for the feedback!! We perform QC on the 3% (tube method) upon arrival - did you dilute the entire panel every 24 hours for use? Or only do so when needed... how did you decide which specific antibody to use as QC? We will only be diluting as needed, mainly for select cells/rule outs.
  10. BloodBanker80

    TRM.41350 Compatibilty Label/Tag

    Thanks Scott! Currently, ED shows up with a 'Tag number' that is then used as the patient's Financial Number (or visit number). I'm not sure at what point they are given an actual medical record number/name. We do not have a refrigerator in ED - so we release a lot of coolers before the patient arrives. The Tag Number is currently being used as an identifier on the specimen tube (which is OK per CAP in trauma situations, strangely.....) Which LIS do you use? Do you wait and print unit tags once product is requested or are they pre-labeled with all info except patient?
  11. Help!! We are revising our emergency blood release process (including MTP).. For those of you who are CAP - how do you comply with this in emergency situations? I've gotten some feedback in a few posts, but nothing that we can use to work for us as of yet. It seems trauma specimens only require one identifier, but products need 2. I've also included a response from CAP regarding my inquiry. Thank you for any feedback "For blood products, even for trauma patients, there must be two identifiers as stated in TRM.41350. Typically emergency rooms use pre-defined "temporary" patient identification numbers that are later merged with the real patient medical record number once established. The CAP does not dictate the process for the temporary identifiers as long as the facility keeps them unique for the patients in question." Thank you for your inquiry, Lilly Petkovic, MT(ASCP)SBB Laboratory Accreditation Program
  12. BloodBanker80

    0.8 Surgiscreen, vial # 2 reactions

    I'm bringing back an old post here ... If you dilute a 3% panel cell to 0.8% is there any additional QC you perform? It is stated that the diluted cell suspension is stable for 24 hours - is this sufficient? Thank you!
  13. BloodBanker80

    Emergency Release Labeling

    Interesting! I really like these systems. How do you prepare your units for Massive Transfusion/Emergency Release Sets prior to patient arrival? We are looking for a way to pre label (without handwriting) as much as possible before the call comes in. We are AABB/CAP/FDA........ Oh my!
  14. BloodBanker80

    Blood Product Transfusion Form/Labels

    Do they have a website? I've tried google and didn't have any luck? Thank you!!
  15. BloodBanker80

    Blood Product Transfusion Form/Labels

    Thank you for the suggestions! I wasn't able to find anything yet... I'm looking for the transfusion record printed paper that gets issued with product (and has a peel off sticker to apply to the unit of blood/plasma/platelet). I'll keep digging on those sites to be sure I didn't overlook something

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