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  1. signature for the length of the specimen. New workup= new form. I am pretty sure they don't even read it
  2. Does anyone know what educational requirements are for performing and recording blood type on units? Or where I can go to look it up? Thanks Teresa
  3. I recently asked the Medical Director of our blood supplier what a "large volume" meant when transfusing incompatible plasma. They replied 2- 4 units.
  4. I am a small hospital. I was told by our blood supplier that when they provide LTOWB we will be contracted to order a set amount each month. For example I would order 2 and they will arrive on the 15th of each month. Now I use those 2 units on the 16th. I cannot have anymore until the 15th of the next month. This contract, and wastage encourages me not to provide this product, The same is true with liquid plasma. Mabel I agree that maybe the LTOWB will alleviate platelet constraints in traumas. I am hoping to see some more studies on the cold storage of platelets, I really hope this will be an acceptable practice in the future to extend the life of platelets. Teresa
  5. Both on the original order and add on. Curious are you able to have Irradiated and CMVN requests print on your add on orders that print?
  6. We do not use Meditech, but our ordering facilities use Meditech-without a Blood Bank module, My IT department is struggling with an issue. When an order for 2 units of RBC's is placed it creates 2 separate orders/specimens. We need to be able to have multiple products "added onto" the same specimen. Does any one have any advice I can share with my IT department on how to manage this problem? Thanks in advance Teresa
  7. We do not accept neither units cross-matched nor uncross-matched on patients from another facility. If I have the testing facility info, I call them to let them know if the products were not used. If they want them back I am happy to return. However, no one has ever asked for the product back. This is not something that happens very often here... maybe 3 times a year...
  8. We are not phenotypically matching units unless the DTT treatment does not work or they have developed an antibody.
  9. Thank you all for your response. I just realized I asked if you would order a fetal screen, but it should be a KLEI if they are weak D +.
  10. I am looking at my options for testing Rh (D) negative cord blood specimens with a positive IgG. Currently we do EGA treatment (if the cord blood is immediate spin negative and the DAT/IgG is positive), before doing the weak D testing, but that is rare...only 2 times a year, so this is very expensive to maintain reagent and training for a test performed so infrequently. One of my concerns is that RhIG needs to be provided within 72 hours of delivery, and our reference lab is not accessible everyday. What are other people doing in this situation? Sending the specimen to reference lab and ordering a Fetal Screen? Not sending the specimen to reference lab and ordering a Fetal Screen? none/all of the above? I appreciate all your help Teresa
  11. Hi Mabel, I was wondering how to handle the screen due to the positive reactivity at 37. Are you reporting out a positive tube screen then?
  12. Plasmatherm II- is that what you are referring to? I am curious about it as well
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