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Laurie Underwood

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Laurie Underwood last won the day on June 7 2015

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  1. Laurie Underwood

    Rhogam/rhophylac must be under pharmacy control

    We just finished with our JCAHO inspection Oct 2018 and nothing was said about how we handled Rhogam. Our pharmacy orders the Rhogam inventory since Rhogam is given in the MAR (has a NDC #) and pharmacy gets the revenue when administered. Blood Bank stores the Rhogam and determines who is a candidate. Blood Bank calls the pharmacy when we need them to order more inventory.
  2. Laurie Underwood

    Gold Medal.

    Congratulations, Malcolm! Very well deserved of this recognition.
  3. Laurie Underwood

    What are your rules for ruling out?

    One Homozygous or, if necessary, Two Heterozygous. We follow Karen Olsen's approach above also.
  4. Laurie Underwood

    Return of used blood

    We save segments and only get bags back with transfusion reactions.
  5. Laurie Underwood

    Feto-maternal Screen Lot to Lot Testing

    We run the old controls (before they expire) and the new controls with the new lot kit.
  6. Laurie Underwood

    Blood Product Orders and Consents

    I would like to find out what others are doing for doctor's orders and patient consents before transfusing blood products. Does your policy have the nurse verify the orders and consent prior to picking up the product? Is there a second nurse verification of the order and consent before transfusing the product to the patient?
  7. Laurie Underwood

    What are your rules for ruling out?

    One Homozygous or Two Heterzygous If it does not fit a pattern only use Homozygous to rule out and look for dosage.
  8. Laurie Underwood

    Lewis A

    If the patient has a history of Anti-Le(a) and the current antibody screen is negative we perform an IS/AHG crossmatch and do not antigen type the units. If the Anti-Le(a) is active then we will give antigen negative units.
  9. Currently it is not a problem and they have 4 hours from the time of issue to infuse the unit. However we will be going to SafeTrace and EPIC next fall so any information passed on will be greatly appreciated.
  10. Laurie Underwood

    Antigen Tested Units

    Same as Eagle Eye and we just had a patient with Anti-Vel last month. Would not have been able to retest the units sent by our blood supplier.
  11. Laurie Underwood

    Eluates on babies with positive DATs

    We will do an acid elution when the DAT is positive and the mother has a clinically significant alloantibody or the reason for positive DAT is not known. We do not perform an elution when it is due to ABO incompatibility.
  12. Laurie Underwood

    RhIg administration

    We do not notify our Medical Director. We alert the nurse in charge of the patient that the FMH screen is positive, KB stain performed with results in the chart and that the patient needs more than 1 vial of Rhogam. Phone call is entered as a comment under the positive screen for documentation.
  13. Laurie Underwood

    BloodBankTalk:Allergic Reaction

    I just answered this question. My Score PASS  
  14. Laurie Underwood

    Blood Bank Software

    Thank you DPruden for the information. Nice to know ahead of time.
  15. Laurie Underwood

    Blood Bank Software

    Our hospital is going live with EPIC and SafeTrace in 2018. Any suggestions or recommendations would be much appreciated.

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