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MAGNUM

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    MAGNUM got a reaction from NicolePCanada in Transfusion Errors   
    I have even gone so far as to tell the nurse taking care of the patient that when they learned the patient's name and not the room number to give me a call back and we will discuss the patient at that time.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from Sonya Martinez in Transfusion Errors   
    I have even gone so far as to tell the nurse taking care of the patient that when they learned the patient's name and not the room number to give me a call back and we will discuss the patient at that time.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from John C. Staley in Transfusion Errors   
    I have even gone so far as to tell the nurse taking care of the patient that when they learned the patient's name and not the room number to give me a call back and we will discuss the patient at that time.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from mrmic in Transfusion Errors   
    I have even gone so far as to tell the nurse taking care of the patient that when they learned the patient's name and not the room number to give me a call back and we will discuss the patient at that time.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from Malcolm Needs in Transfusion Errors   
    I have even gone so far as to tell the nurse taking care of the patient that when they learned the patient's name and not the room number to give me a call back and we will discuss the patient at that time.
     
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    MAGNUM reacted to John C. Staley in Transfusion Errors   
    I had always found it difficult to convince nurses that we were working with a person/patient and not a room/bed!  This became even more difficult after all the privacy rules and regulations came about.  It was almost as if they were terrified to say a patient's name aloud!

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    MAGNUM got a reaction from David Saikin in Kleihauer Betke Help   
    We send our KB's to another hospital in our division and get nice 2-4 hr turn around time. They use flow. We started using them because the local ARC does not perform KB's, and with only 6 or 7 a year we couldn't justify the cost for performing them inhouse.
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    MAGNUM reacted to John C. Staley in Donor re-typing   
    My only thought is, "What is the motivation for such a change?"  The retesting will still have to be done and you will pay for it one way or another so what, exactly are you hoping to accomplish??  A little convenience for the transfusion staff?  
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    MAGNUM reacted to David Saikin in High Titer Convalescent Plasma   
    I would think that titers would be relatively constant across different platforms, but then again I am a blood banker. 
    How do you get a titer of 12 (guess I'm used to serial dilutions 1:2)
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    MAGNUM reacted to John C. Staley in Neonatal RBC "top-up" transfusions - to irradiate or not?   
    I have no answers to your questions but instead have a question for you.  Are you aware of any bad outcomes which could have been the result of the practice at your facility?  

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    MAGNUM got a reaction from jayinsat in Convalescent Plasma Tracking   
    ARC does not allow stock supplies of the COVID plasma.
    On the somewhat same note, how do you take care of your AB patients when the blood center cannot or will not supply AB convalescent plasma?
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from AMcCord in COM.40700   
    I marked it down as N/A since it has to do with AMR's and such. At least that is my thinking. During our CAP inspection in September, my inspector didn't give it a second thought.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from David Saikin in COM.40700   
    I marked it down as N/A since it has to do with AMR's and such. At least that is my thinking. During our CAP inspection in September, my inspector didn't give it a second thought.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from simret in Blood Bank Record book vs Meditech   
    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.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from David Saikin in Order requirements for components (plasma, platelets, cryo)   
    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.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from John C. Staley in Blood Bank Record book vs Meditech   
    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.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from David Saikin in Blood Bank Record book vs Meditech   
    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.
     
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from Joanne P. Scannell in Historical ABO used for plasma products?   
    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.
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    MAGNUM reacted to Neil Blumberg in One Hour posttransfusion temperatures   
    I would not be performing one hour post-transfusion vital signs unless the patient has signs or symptoms that require assessment.  I would not be reacting to one hour post-transfusion data unless they were consonant with a transfusion reaction.  If fever was the only sign or symptom, it's probably not transfusion related in the vast majority of cases.  Routine vital signs in the absence of a clinical rationale are a problem, not a solution.
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    MAGNUM reacted to exlimey in Blood Bank staff   
    Well said.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from Malcolm Needs in Life Membership of IBMS.   
    CONGRATS MALCOLM!!
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from BldBnker in Lui Freeze Elution   
    I have never added albumin to my Lui Freezes.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from Baby Banker in Donor re-typing   
    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.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from applejw in Donor re-typing   
    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.
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    MAGNUM got a reaction from John C. Staley in Donor re-typing   
    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.
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