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MAGNUM

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  • Birthday 02/11/1962

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    OFFICIATING SWIMMING, HUNTING, FISHING
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    BLOOD BANK SUPERVISOR
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    scott

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  1. As of yet, we have been unable to migrate BCTA into the OR. But our division is looking to force the issue and put it in the OR regardless.
  2. I use Meditech and do not have any paper. As to histories, we look up each patient history when we get specimens on the patient. Normally on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I download a copy of patient histories onto a DVD in case of Ransom Ware Attacks. The file is downloaded and saved as a Word file that is accessible from any PC.
  3. I am not aware of a free PDF download of the TM. I guess you will have to purchase the TM.
  4. TS FOR PACKED CELLS, PLT COUNT FOR PLATELETS, PT/PTT FOR FFP, AND FIBRINOGEN FOR CRYO. THAT ALL TYPICALLY GOES OUT THE WINDOW WHEN IT COMES TO TRAUMAS AND MTP'S.
  5. Issueing a full unit for approximately 30 ml and discarding the rest is such a waste. Surely there is some other alternative.
  6. I purchase 5 unit pools of cryo from the blood supplier, no more pooling. The physicians seem to appreciate the pools. I do keep 1 or 2 units of AB cryo for emergent situations such as liver lacs and such to be used as emergent glue.
  7. Since we have the only Level 3 NICU in our county, we keep a pedi unit at all times. We have our blood supplier sterile dock aliquot bags onto the unit. The unit is irradiated, CMV negative, Sickle cell negative, and Zika negative. I order a fresh unit every 14 days, if it lasts that long.
  8. Let me play the devils advocate when it comes to using the historical type. What happens if the patient is not really the patient that the original ABO was performed on? What about the times when the ID number is bought and used by multiple people especially where there is a large community of people who are not necessarily legal to be here? For these reasons and a few more, we require a current type.
  9. I copy my histories to a file on the desktop of all of the PC's in the blood bank on Wednesday of the week. They are also copied to a flash drive. It may take a little time to look up the history of a patient, but it saves the patient a stick.
  10. All the albumin that I buy is 22% not 30%.
  11. I have never added albumin to my Lui Freezes.
  12. We run old reagents with new controls, and new reagents old controls. I also run old CAP survey specimens with both also.
  13. We retype the units as they come in because like CSP0102, I have personally found units mislabeled at the blood center, so better safe than sorry I like to say.
  14. Currently, we test for weak D's on Rh negative babies of Rh negative moms, and units from the ARC that are labeled as Rh positive but testing Rh negative.
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