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John C. Staley

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About John C. Staley

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    Retired BloodBanker
  • Birthday 12/17/1953

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    Bird Dog training, hunting and fishing.
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    Evanston, WY
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    Retired Clinical Laboratory Scientist 35+ years with most of those supervising blood banks and transfusion services in 250+ bed level II trauma centers.

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  1. I had never heard of it but it sounds like a great idea to me. Wish I had thought of it!
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    We started using the "current edition" designation quite some time ago and never had any problems. It made life much easier.
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    Physician Signature for Emergency Released Blood

    Been there, done that, thank God since I retired I'll never have to do it again.
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    Repeat Antibody Investigations

    We considered the AHG crossmatch as "additional testing". If any antigen negative units to previous identified antibodies, showed an incompatibility then a full panel was completed and more if indicated at that point.
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    Physician Signature for Emergency Released Blood

    I can't help you with the basis of your concerns but I do have to say that in Emergency Release situations I certainly consider the physician's signature as an integral part of the transfusion documentation and not a separate issue. Now, how to consistently get that signature has been an issue since the dawn of time or at least since the dawn of transfusions.
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    Repeat Antibody Investigations

    I'm stretching the memory cells here but I believe that if there were no changes in the antibody screen and the AHG XMs were compatible we did not do a panel and this met the AABB Standards AT THE TIME. This may have changed and it would not surprise me if it did.
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    Blood Transfusions

    At my previous facilities LPNs and CNAs could assist an RN but the RN was 100% responsible.
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    2 cell verses 3 cell screen

    Scott, I mostly agree with you but I would add one more caveat, adequate training, oversight AND practice/consistent use of the skill. If you have staff that seldom to rarely rotate through the department their skills will diminish and as far as oversight, no one likes working with someone constantly looking over their shoulder. To respond to Cliffs comment, you are absolutely correct, no technique is perfect. If it were everyone would be doing it the same way. One technique will fit a certain situation better than another but not technique addresses the needs of everyone.
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    2 cell verses 3 cell screen

    I could not agree with you more especially since I was one of the first in the intermountain west to bring automation into my transfusion service in 1999. It was quite a battle then. I sure hope it's easier now.
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    Welcome to the WONDERFUL world of retirement. I highly recommend it. I once heard that the US and Great Britain were two countries separated by a common language.
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    2 cell verses 3 cell screen

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    2 cell verses 3 cell screen

    I remember reading this paper in 1997 and sharing it with my Transfusion Service Medical Director (the best medical director I ever had). We had recently gone to immediate spin crossmatching and had switched to a 3 cell screen as a stipulation of going to the IS XM by this medical director because it made her more comfortable with the that decision. After reading this article she considered it a valid argument but was unwilling to go back to the 2 cell screen. Her peace of mind, real or imagined, was more important than the money we would have saved.
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    Separate Blood Bank Armbands

    I fought against using a blood bank specific armband my entire career. In the two 300+ bed hospitals where I was the Blood Bank / Transfusion Service supervisor spanning 25+ years, both utilized the armband system from a company named Biologics. Their armband system was a plastic armband with a sleeve. There was a small plastic tag that was embossed with all pertinent patient information at the time of admission. This tag was attached to the armband and stored in the sleeve. The company supplied a hand held label maker which utilized the plastic tag to make labels with the patient information which was utilized by all hospital departments including lab and blood bank. The arm band and tag was attached to the patient at the time of admission. The only time we had problems was when a patient borrowed someone else's medicaid card and lied during the admission process. This system was simple and worked very well. I'm not sure if it is still available but I imagine it is with all the upgraded technological bells and whistles invented since I last used it. I hope I painted the picture well enough for anyone to be able to visualize it.
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    Gold Medal.

    Congratulations Malcolm and well deserved. Very happy that you chose to share this with us. It's gratifying when some one in our profession is truly recognized.
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    MTP with EPIC

    Wow, out of the business for a couple of years and I don't have a clue what most of the acronyms in this thread mean!!

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