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About kimblain

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  1. When performing antigen typing on units for transfusion do you charge for all units tested or only those that are crossmatched to the patient?
  2. Question: How do you report the Rh type on a cord blood with a positive DAT? If the Rh is negative with a positive DAT do you take it through DU and report the Rh type from there?
  3. Does anyone know of a standard or requirement that states there has to be blood available in a free standing emergency dept.?
  4. if you have a patient present at 15 week in the ED and perform the type and screen, administer rhogam. At 20 weeks they come in for an amnio - do you perform any testing? Or because you have the Type and screen previously you just administer the Rhogam?
  5. What do you use to seal a crystal slide? We use clear nail polish? Has anyone from an accrediting agency said anything or recommend anything.
  6. Does anyone know the P code or Billing code for the new intercept platelets?
  7. As the new generation comes into the workforce I am seeing issues with critical thinking. Does anybody have any suggestions for education to critical thinking? A presentation? A good class to attend?
  8. Our laboratory uses the Sysmex-we have a 2000 and 1000. The 1000 seems more your laboratory speed. We really love them in comparison to the Advia which we previously had and were happy to get rid of. The Sysmex has almost no maintenance and is easily user defined with regards to the on board rule you may have for your lab.
  9. We are currently using a Hematek stainer and are looking to purchase a new one. Does anyone have recommendations. Siemens is being very sketch and won't contact us as the one we ordered is backordered for 4 months.
  10. We use the Final Check system from Typenex. We place the code on the patients admission band and the code is put on the specimen.
  11. We typically type for anti-c when a patient comes up with Anti-E, is it necessary to do for Anti-E when the patient has anti-c?
  12. Does anyone use cold agglutinin screens for cardiac surgery and does your department even run them?
  13. Question, Our transfusion service oversees the issue of rhogam to patients. by reading the package insert it is unclear about the dosing of over 5 shots. Does anyone have any information about how shots should be given, if you are giving over 5?
  14. We do not routinely us Anti-A1 lectin in our service either. It was requested for possible donors. Once we do the typing and find out they are not A1 I will put transfuse with O type blood. I wanted to know if this was common practice
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