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  1. I think you should invite members of that committee to remove a bag from its cube, try to label it sufficiently (substance, lot #, expiration, etc.), attach that label in such a way that it will stay attached when the bag 'collapses' as it's emptied, hoist the bag up to the level of a cell washer without the aid of the box (especially this part), and suggest ways to keep the collapsed bag at an angle that will ensure all the contents are used. I'm willing to bet they'll come around.
  2. If you have matching turned on in the Epic BPAM module, you'll see that it does a wonderful job of ensuring the unit matches the intended recipient. Nurses have to scan the patient's hospital armband, then unit number, product code, etc. are validated against the patient. Not sure why you'd want nursing to document the Blood Bank armband number in Epic, although I do understand the difficulty in letting go of this piece of the process.
  3. Do you have a custom script in Cerner for tag printing? When we were on Cerner the script would occasionally lose the setting for lines per page, resulting in the situation you described. It wasn't a printer problem at all, in our case.
  4. WBIT is where it all starts. But there are several other steps in the process where the brakes could/should be applied, as we all know. Thanks for this great visual representation!
  5. We are on 2012, looking to start the upgrade process later this year. I have seen the new icons - I don't love them!
  6. Just curious why you're looking at changing from Cerner for Blood Bank? Is there a reason not to keep it? I ask this because we have Epic EMR and Cerner LIS (for the whole lab, not just Blood Bank). We haven't gone to Epic Beaker yet, but I imagine that will be in the cards in the future.
  7. Was so happy to see them and smash them yesterday!!
  8. Congratulations!! Enjoy your freedom and thanks for your involvement and expertise.
  9. We also use E3591 Thawed POOLED CRYOPRECIPITATE|None/XX/rt, because the corresponding frozen product is E3587 POOLED CRYOPRECIPITATE|None/XX/<=-18C
  10. What code level are you on in Cerner? We have Cerner, too, and issuing units in an emergency, even if the patient is unknown, shouldn't be that difficult. Bypassing the LIS and handwriting a bunch of tags is far more cumbersome.
  11. We have Epic on the hospital side and Cerner for the lab, including Blood Bank. I worked in Blood Bank for 20+ years in 2 different hospitals, both of which used Cerner, so I can't compare it to anything. I will say that it's a very good system - lots of functionality and checks and balances. As Terri indicated, a poorly built system makes all the difference. If it's built well, it rarely presents end users with any problems. Very customizable.
  12. Aubergine, We are a Cerner Millennium site also looking at interfacing blood product info with Epic BPAM. We've just started investigating it, so it sounds like you're further along than we are. There are a few threads about it in uCern. Also, we spoke with folks from St. Elizabeth's Healthcare in Kentucky - they are Millennium and have it up and running with Epic. You may want to contact them. Good luck!
  13. Thank you, Cliff!! We appreciate your efforts. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
  14. Is anyone else missing the snow and smashable Christmas lights from last year as much as I am?
  15. I have worked with the Cerner Blood Bank module for many years and there is a ton of flexibility and functionality. As Byfaith noted, worksheet tabs in Result Entry are extremely useful. Since you're in the build phase, something else that might help is to be aware of the length/name of each DTA. The longer the name of the DTA, the wider the column in Result Entry, and the less you'll be able to see horizontally without scrolling. For example, with the ABORH, if you name your DTA's Anti-A, Anti-B, Anti-D, A cells, etc., it will take up a lot more real estate than naming them A, B, D, a, etc. Hope this helps!
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