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KKidd last won the day on December 26 2014

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About KKidd

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    Transfuson Service Supervisor
  1. Maintenance Frequency/Intervals

    We once had weekly maintenance scheduled for Thursday. One of our inspectors didn't like the fact that wee were so specific and said that we weren't meeting our requirements if it varied. Now we just call it weekly.
  2. With the exception of emergencies, the patient must sign a consent form. We have a place to decline blood products.
  3. The report BBK Unit Disposition Statistics will give you all you need. I print using all categories and get received, transfused as well as the different categories of units not used (exp, dam, des, etc) I print it monthly for my statistics. The last page has all components listed. Been in your position - Good Luck!!!!
  4. We complete a transfer form and include the information "Please call (phone #) when blood arrives - placing it in bold letters. Most of the time our patient can be traced to a facility about 60 miles away and we can follow-up easily. That being said, we encourage everyone to hang a unit immediately prior to transport.

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  6. Transfusion reaction protocol

    The laboratory medical director has the final responsibility for these protocols. Your medical staff should review the policy and discuss it with him/her. We have emphasized that a fever can be the first indication of a hemolytic reactions and the transfusion must be discontinued and a workup performed.
  7. Unit History in Meditech 6.x

    We have had Meditech for 11 years and never had a problem looking up a unit history. That is aslong as my fingers can type in the number correctly !
  8. Alarm for Reagent Refrigerator

    So I am not the only person reviewing the draft.
  9. Alarm for Reagent Refrigerator

    Thanks, I am looking for a stand alone monitor with alarm. We do not use a centralized system.
  10. I am looking for an alarm that can be installed on my reagent refrigerator. Any suggestions?
  11. Validating a new Freezer

    The chart on our freezer is in 2 C increments, so we use 2C difference.
  12. The associated patient tests (X, TS) must be entered for each product. This is located on page 3 of the product dictionary. Our physicians order RBC, PHP, FFP and add a comment if IRR or CMVN units are required. It works as long as your product group is set up correctly.
  13. Fetal Screen/Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage

    Our Rhig workup includes a question "Fetal Bleed Required". If the patient meets the requirements for the test (by gestation or post-delivery), we answer "Y" (yes) to the question and a Fetal Screen test is ordered on the same requisition. It is also an indication that the tech performing the workup evaluated the need for the testing.
  14. Repeat Testing for FFP and Plts

    We require a blood type with each account for plasma just incase there has been a registration error. Usually a CBC tube is available for use or type and screen has been performed. Historical type is sufficient for platelets.
  15. high or increased risk form

    This is included on our Emergency Release form. We have a category for testing problems. It includes unidentified antibody of unknown significance, probable cold agglutinin is present and may mask alloantibodies, a nonspecific autoantibody is present and may mask alloantibodies, the crossmatches are incompatible. Finally there is the "other" with an explanation. The physician signs the the statement "I understand the risk involved, but in my opinion, an emergency exists that requires the transfusion of potentially unsafe blood. I release the facility from any and all liabilities attendant to the administration of this blood. The medical director is consulted prior to release of blood in these circumstances. Hope this helps.