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Marianne last won the day on December 29 2018

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About Marianne

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    Blood Bank Manager
    Corporate Director for Blood Donor Services
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    DC/Baltimore area
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    Administrative Director Integrated Laboratories

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  1. Marianne

    Competency Assessment

    CAP does define the time periods. You are not required to do a full 6 element competency for the initial, but you do need to show they are competent to perform independently, so you need to have that defined. The 6 mth competency does need to be the full 6 element competency. Annual does not mean anytime during the calendar year. It is a rolling 12 month period. So if it was done Jan 2018, you need to perform in Jan 2019 (or within a few weeks). I am attaching a CAP presentation document from 2014. Might be helpful. CAP competency webinar.docx
  2. Marianne

    The moment when the glass broke

    My thanks too! I enjoy this fun stress relief each Christmas!
  3. Marianne

    Transport or Storage?

    It is up to your site to define what you are calling this (transport or storage) in an SOP and then follow the correct temps for what you defined. As long as it is defined in a written procedure and you follow that procedure, regulatory agencies are happy.
  4. Marianne

    Transfusion Committee

    Hi-does anyone have a Charter for their Transfusion Committee that they are willing to share? We are reworking and I would like to see what some other facilities are using. Thank you-
  5. Marianne

    Benchmarking and Lean Expectation

    The other piece that is usually considered in those efforts to cut FTE's is that much of the time in the Transfusion Service isn't measured by "billables" as it is in the other sections of the laboratory. The time needed to work out a complex antibody cannot be equated to running an automated line in Core lab. Things like thawing plasma and so forth, take time, but aren't really represented by billable time.
  6. Marianne

    Analyzer updates?

    We are interested in seeing what Grifols has to offer but have not been successful in contacting anyone or finding the info on their website. does anyone have a sales rep contact that they would be willing to share please?
  7. Marianne

    Competency on Couriers

    We have training for the folks that courier blood initial and an annual module with some key questions. In my years, I have seen folks carry blood to the cafeteria and put it on their food tray, stick it in a pocket and go take a smoke break, leave it on a nursing station counter and not notify the proper people..... They are also required to know how to perform a read back check and why this is so important.
  8. Marianne

    Antigen Tested Units

    AABB standard 5.13 states 5.13 Serologic Confirmation of Donor Blood Red Cell Antigen Other Than ABO/Rh Red Blood Cells products labelled as negative for red blood cell antigens other than ABO and RhD do not require repeat testing for the labeled antigens
  9. Marianne

    CE or PACE credits

    Ortho on Demand also has free courses.
  10. Marianne

    FDA reportable Question

    Also, if you report and it is not a reportable issue, they will tell you that and it is removed. So always better to err on the side of caution and have them reject, rather than miss reporting.
  11. CAP has a webinar on Sept 20th to review the 2017 changes. Hopefully this one will prompt much discussion and we can get some clarity, preferably in writing!
  12. Marianne

    X-Ray Irradiators

    Baby Banker- do you have an on-site BioMed person that took the repair training offered by RadSource or do you have the vendor perform all repairs? Is there a particular or common source of downtime?
  13. Marianne

    Confused about dosage

    I agree that looking into software programs to build in rules and help would be good for a lab without a dedicated blood banker. AntigenPlus is another good option
  14. Marianne


    We are reviewing all our dashboard thresholds. I could not find much in a web search and am wondering if anyone would be willing to share what values they use as a threshold for disposed (wasted/expired) red blood cells and apheresis platelets. Thanks!
  15. Marianne

    D Molecular Testing

    You may need to keep your patient population in mind. Our hospitals are in cities with very global populations and we do see women who appear D Pos, but have developed an Anti-D. So we see value in having this testing performed.

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