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About QCDan

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  • Birthday 05/10/1977

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    MBA, MT, SBB and in my "spare time" I teach drums to high school kids.
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    Transfusion Medicine Compliance Officer

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  1. Southern California... Just a quick question also. Are you inoculating the bottles and then sending them to the testing lab or are they performing the inoculation step. Reason that I'm asking is because BioMerieaux states that the inoculation has to occur on site (not several hours before culturing starts)
  2. Thanks for your reply. Sampling is not an issue for us, the lab to run the test is what we are after. Some other commercial lab out there that takes on clients for this type of testing.
  3. Quick question to the group... Since CTS is discontinuing the BacT testing services for platelet product QC at the end of the year, does anyone have another testing lab that they use for this test? Thanks
  4. Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experience with the validation of an Amicus Apheresis instrument used for therapeutic phlebotomy. I will be writing a validation plan in the near future and wanted to get some input for the PQ portion. Thanks D
  5. Hello, I was wondering who uses Sunquest with EPIC (hospital EMR) with the BPAM (blood product administration module). Looking to get some insight for validation in blood bank, rough patches that were encountered, barriers that were overcome to go live. Thanks :-)
  6. ...attach a note to container that the blood product is in that reads that "This product must be delivered to the patient care area without delay" or something to that effect. In the end, everyone gets trained every time they pick up a product. This would account for all the techs and volunteers that come and get blood products depending on the facility where you work. Just a thought :-)
  7. Just a question about that. How do you account for the variability? Since all of these cellular reagents (antibody screen cells, antibody ID panels) are human derived and each lot has different donors, how do you compare them?
  8. Hello one and all, I was wondering if any facilities out here are in the business of receiving and dispensing solid organs for transplant (ie, Kidney, etc.) with their transfusion service? Are there any CMS or CLIA issues that you are running into? Does the transplant program update your compliance department/person of the lab if CMS pushes out regulatory changes (since solid organs do not fall under the umbrella of our regulations)? How do you handle communication and potential problems with your transplant team? Thanks and I look forward to hearing back. D
  9. QCDan


    Certainly possible. that is the route I took. Set aside a good 5-6 months of dedicated study time. Best of Luck.
  10. Happy Birthday!

  11. We started sending the floors Tan top EDTA tubes that only the blood bank stocks (so we know it is a second draw and not just a tube of blood the RN had in her pocket) along with a label that needs to be applied at bed side. is the standard that includes the statement about the 2nd current sample
  12. I would take the temperature of units returned and not go via a 30 minute rule unless you have performed a validation study confirming that units remain at 10C or less during that time period. STAY AWAY from the 30 minute myth.
  13. We irradiate at 30Gy as a target dose. Your products should be ok
  14. Just wanted to ask...since Hospira is discontinuing the 20 micron filter, what is everyone else using out there for pre-filtering syringes for Neonates? I remember having syringe sets from BD that have an in-line filter (a long while ago), also remember them being pretty expensive. Seeking alternatives to what we currently use... Thanks
  15. We test the pH also for our instrument, I have the certificate of analysis for the pH paper but we do not do QC on the paper. if we would start to have results out of the norm I would perform testing on the pH paper as part of troubleshooting. I was trying to find out if there is a standard (AABB, CAP, or otherwise), that states that pH paper needs to be quality controled.
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