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KTUCK

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About KTUCK

  • Birthday 02/01/1976

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Work, I love my job and I love learning new things amidst my work.
    Outside of work, I live on a farm in a rural community. Not much to do here or happens here.
  • Biography
    Ranking in at 20 years in the MLS field. Strong background in Microbiology. but love all the other departments as well. I recently accepted a Blood bank supervisor job to help cover a severe staff shortage. Talk about going from one extreme to the next!!!
  • Location
    Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Occupation
    Supervisor
  • Real Name
    Kristin

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  1. KTUCK

    ABO TYPING DISCREPANY WITH MTS GEL

    I have the Statspin express 4. Love these centrifuges, But I also do the platelet poor too. I was thinking it may possibly be the reverse cell situation like R1R2 stated, but don't run into too many problems like this (we are a smaller facility), so I wasn't for sure. Thank you all for your help.
  2. KTUCK

    ABO TYPING DISCREPANY WITH MTS GEL

    Yes, I centrifuged in my specific centrifuge just for BB. I have found that our core lab centrifuge does not spin the specimens down very well, so I have to spin again in mine.
  3. 2 weeks Post partum G2P2 female in ER with vaginal bleeding. Patient HX includes B POS patient receiving blood from first pregnancy from 2 years prior. Upon initial OB work up, Anti-E and Anti-c(little) identified. Patient induced early due to antibody titers being high. Baby girl delivered and found to be group B rh POS with a 4+ DAT. at ER visit, Patient taken to OR and TSC ordered. In MTS gel, type displays Anti-A-0, Anti-B-4+, Anti-D-4+, patient plasma with a reverse cells- 4+, patient plasma with B reverse cells- 3+mf. Plasma warmed, still getting same results. No rouleaux found. Tube typing demonstrates Anti-A-0, Anti-B-4+, Anti-D-4+, patient plasma with a reverse cells- 4+, patient plasma with B reverse cells- 0.
  4. KTUCK

    Training new employees

    WELL I HAVE DOCUMENTATION OF EVERYTHING AND IT JUST DOESNT SEEM TO PHASE MANAGEMENT. THEY WANT TO EXTEND HIS 60 DAY PROBATION PERIOD UNTIL he gets signed off in BB WHICH I DO NOT WANT TO SIGN HIM OFF AS COMPETENT. So here is another scenario. After an email was sent out to everyone that he is can now only do TSC's, he performs a CORD blood on the Provue and verifies the results out. He is asked why he performed the CORD blood and states that a midnight shift tech watched him do everything. But I still said in the email, only TSC's. So my management doesn't think this is a big deal, along as someone watched him. My point being, he still did not listen to me. Am I just freaking out for no reason, or should I just let it go...??? I don't know what to do
  5. KTUCK

    Training new employees

    Thank you all for responses. This person actually worked in a manufacturing plant before going to tech school. I contacted the place where he did his clinical rotations and they stated that they had the same problems and they wouldn't hire him because they couldn't trust him. One day he performed a DAT. I had not shown him, he had not even watched me do one and he did it. This was after the fact that I told him, with witnesses present, that he is to not do absolutely nothing if he has not been shown. He states that BB is his favorite department within the lab, and he is in school now to get his MLS.
  6. Just have a question regarding training new employees in the Blood Bank. I have a new employee that I have been training and he has been caught in several lies. For example after several weeks in training, when performing daily QC the employee has verified results into the LIS, then after the fact I have found his QC tubes in the centrifuge. I have asked him how he put the results in if the tubes were in the centrifuge and he states that he put them back in there for me to read. I have told him that he does not need to do this. I have trained many people but am fairly new in this BB supervisor position, been in lab for 21 years. Another example, he does not put his results in the LIS as he goes. When he does a tube type from a type and screen, he pulls the tubes out and lets them sit in the rack and then puts all the results in when the screen is down. I communicated to him that he needs to put the results in as he reads the tubes. He still does not listen to me. I do not trust him at all now and I am actually scared for the patient care. I have expressed this to my higher-ups, they just state he needs more time in BB. What I'm trying to get at, its not an issue where he cannot do the work. I do not trust him doing the work. he reminds me of one of those people who likes to cut corners. What am I supposed to do, I feel no one is listening to me.
  7. What is everyone's requirements for specimen collection and handling for pre transfusion testing? I am having a hard time finding out how long specimens can sit at room temp. How long specimens can sit unspun. ETC. Thanks for any info or insight
  8. KTUCK

    PROVUE CORD BLOOD QC

    We currently only just do the ALBAQ 1 and 3 and only have it set up to QC type and screens in the MTS cards. I don't know how they got by with inspections, must have been luck I guess. Thanks
  9. WAS WONDERING IF EVERYONE DOES QC FOR THE DAT FOR CORD BLOODS ON THE PROVUE. OUR FACILTY CURRENTLY DOES NOT. IM NOT SURE WHAT THE PREVIOUS SUPERVISOR WAS THINKING AS TO WHY IT WAS NOT SET UP FOR QC??? YOU WOULD BE QC'ING THE IGG IN THE GEL AND THE INSTRUMENT DILUTIONS (FROM DILUENT 2) RIGHT?
  10. KTUCK

    Rhogam testing

    How many of you repeat all testing on Rh negative mothers after delivery. along with the fetal screen. Type, screen, ABID (including completely ruling out all clinically significant AB's).
  11. KTUCK

    Weak D testing

    I'm curious of facilities who perform testing on automated analyzers.... we have a Provue analyzer and use Gel. When running cord bloods and the Rh is negative, do you perform additional weak D testing in tube or just result what the machine result is...Rh negative.
  12. KTUCK

    ANTI-a1

    Our Lis does not flag. We rarely seem them. But I'm not even sure the LIS will flag if the donor selected is not O pos. I was curious so I could set up our LIS correctly. We have Soft, I'm not too fond of the Softbank portion of it. Thanks for you input
  13. KTUCK

    ANTI-a1

    When performing compatibility testing with a patient who has Anti-A1, do you do a full cross match (through AHG phase) with the donor units?
  14. KTUCK

    BB Textbooks

    THANKS ALL FOR INFO, VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
  15. KTUCK

    BB Textbooks

    I have the AABB 17th edition. What's the latest edition? Just need something in general for Blood bank testing. Maybe similar to a student textbook.??
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