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cthherbal last won the day on January 20 2020

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  • Birthday 06/23/1970

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  1. Hi, Sarah. What did you end up deciding? We have a Vision but don’t currently run titers on it. We use manual gel, and haven’t had any problems with proficiency testing.
  2. We do not use SAGM in the US, but this is an article that talks about upper limit of hemolysis. https://www.ajts.org/article.asp?issn=0973-6247;year=2007;volume=1;issue=2;spage=47;epage=51;aulast=Sawant
  3. Good day, all. From our monthly LIS reports (we use Cerner), I have just been tallying the data manually. # of O pos units transfused to non O pos patients (RBCs)/ total units transfused # of O neg units to non O neg patients (RBCs)/ total units transfused # of AB to non AB patients (plasma)/ total units transfused
  4. Yes. Depending on how you have your system set up, it would require a serological crossmatch as opposed to electronic.
  5. Yes, it’s required by my state, (NJ) to report.
  6. We have Epic EMR with Cerner LIS, however the systems are not “linked”. Blood orders print in the blood bank and we call each time product is ready. The nurses scan the blood bags (4 ISBT barcodes) at bedside but the “matching” part of BPAM is not turned on. Awaiting administration approval for this enhancement.
  7. I agree. We are getting liquid plasma from Red Cross that has a 26-day outdate as well.
  8. Yes we implemented Verax last year.
  9. Does anyone have tips on which objectives are needed? 10x 20x 40x? We just got one... some of my techs will be excited to use.
  10. Cliff: I just submitted my first question. Be easy on me
  11. For the past week, we have posted 1/3 of our RBC supply on the Blood Hub transfer board (ARC), but unfortunately we have had no takers. I'm sorry to say we will lose a good amount in the coming days/weeks due to outdating.
  12. The new AABB standard 1.4 entitled “Operational Continuity” is timely in that it forces us to take a look at our existing processes and have a plan for situations we could not have anticipated, just like COVID-19.
  13. I have experience using Lascar ones. Reliable, easy to setup and retrieve the data. I generally used a 5-minute delay because of the warm up/ cool down time when initially placed.
  14. We have Aeroscout. It’s not 100% reliable but for the most part it’s fine. We get reports every 12-hours that lists all the lab devices. If the server goes down you will not get the reports, but I believe they can be generated by Biomed once server is back up.
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