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  1. Hi everyone, new to the group. Our Blood Bank is upgrading from ProVue to a Vision. We are also upgrading from Meditech Magic 5.67 to Expanse. I'm wondering if anyone has that set up? I'm interested in how the interface is working, are you able to run everything you want and have the results cross over? Any problems? Information and advice appreciated! Thanks! Karen
  2. We recently had emergency release situations on two newborns, first one I can remember in my 7 years here. The day after the O neg PRBCs were issued, I was trying to figure out what testing was required and how to order it. We do NB types and DAT on all babies. My thought was to create a new order for PRBC. If I do that, it will order a type and screen. Since we have already done a type on the cord blood, we would TNP the results? We would still just give O units, Rh compatible. Or would you put in the results from the cord blood with the comment that it was performed on cord blood and T
  3. I am needing some help setting up electronic crossmatch in Meditech. I have everything else in place but can not figure out how to prevent EXM in patients who have mixed field reactions. I am wanting to be able to perform the IS serologically as I understand this is needed per CAP and FDA regulations. Has anyone else experience this. We are currently on version 6.08. Thanks in advance!
  4. Trying to get the antigen typings on blood bag units to auto fill into Meditech from the barcode. Any ideas on how to do this?
  5. Hey! Currently when entering a unit of Red cells into Meditech, a Blood bank unit typing is automatically ordered. Any ideas how we can make this specific, so that it only orders it on ONeg and OPos units (instead of every unit)?
  6. Good Morning and Happy New Year to Everyone, I am just inquiring to find out if anyone has any experience with the Meditech Ambulatory System? We are using it and would like to share ideas and experiences. I appreciate the help. Thanks,
  7. Hello! Would any of your meditech users care to share some of your rules and calculations? Meditech's knowledge base is sometimes lacking in what you need to build these things. A lot of the keywords have no explanation of how they're formatted when used. I'll start out with one I came up with. Filling in that patient history was checked when the specimen is received. I built a t-type test called PT HISTORY. It's default result code is "." without the quotes. This result code's text is "No History\FV". The other result codes are AN, AP, ABN, etc. The text for these result codes
  8. Meditech users: We have just installed a custom (not a rule but custom hard code) in C/S version 5.66 that causes all specimens to expire at 2359 regardless of the time of specimen collection. It will not be generally available as a DTS. If you want this feature, you will have to press Meditech for it.
  9. If anyone is has the Vision and an interface with Meditech and would be willing to share screen shots of the set up in the anaylzer dictionary, I would be most grateful. Thanks!
  10. Has anyone here set up meditech (any version) to print crossmatch cards (unit hang tags) from a datamax thermal printer? If so how/where is the label formatted and does it allow to customize the label? Larger fonts for the name, unit number, etc. bolding, italics, all that jazz.
  11. Has anyone built Antibody Titration into Meditech? I have built the different dilutions but I am not able to get my calculation to work to interpret the highest positive dilution as the result (the reciprocal of course). Meditech v 6.1x I am looking for calculation tips. (I am new to Meditech). Thank you. Maryann
  12. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of the upload and download codes for the Provue interface in Meditech? The Meditech website has some of them, but a few years ago I had an old print out from someone's conversation with meditech that had many many more things like the Antibody panels, different DATs, antigens, antibodies. I lost that or someone threw it out along the way somewhere. I've contacted meditech as well, but they're slow to respond.
  13. Our hospital has begun using technology that transfers vital signs directly from the vital signs monitor to our Meditech electronic medical record. This has eliminated the manual documention of vital signs which was a great quality improvement. Nursing also uses the Meditech Transfusion Administration Record (TAR) to document transfusions. Our problem is that the vital signs are not able to be downloaded into the TAR. They only are able to be sent to one location in the Patient Care Documentation (PCD) location. Our only option is to have nursing manually copy the vitals from the PCD int
  14. Hi everyone, Our hopsital is in the process of FINALLY implementing a BB module. No more testing book! We have Meditech as our Lab LIS and hospital. So our options are Meditech BB module and Softbank. The IT staff here would love for us to just get the Meditech since interface would not be needed and familar to the staff. I have looked at reviews for both Meditech and Softbank, and saw demos of both. I lean toward the Softbank. The ITstaff is not 100% against Softbank, but want to have good reasons such as areas where Meditech lacks and Softbank has those options. So any feedback on this wou
  15. I found one topic that described this but I was hoping someone had some specific experience/guidance/rule coding for me... http://www.pathlabtalk.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2990-special-product-requirements/?hl=%2Bmeditech+%2Brule#entry18397 We use Meditech C/S 5.66 right now. I would like an assign/issue rule for our cellular products that checks if the patient's LIS history marker (e.g. Irradiated, CMV-negative) matches to the product being selected for their transfusion. We've identified the way to do this, by adding a rule to the Product dictionary under Page 5 (i think) but our IS peo
  16. We're going to be going live with a new Meditech version (6.1) and we'll be starting to use TAR with barcode scanning. This prompted my facility to buy a digi-trax printer so we can reprint labels when we make components. Can anyone help me with this? Should I buy 4x4 labels with DIN removed or can I get by using just the 4x2 (to label the bottom two quadrants)? Also, shouldn't I retain our blood supplier's facility information on there? We don't aliquot and we don't pool...we just make components. Thanks for your help. Becky
  17. Currently we are updating from Meditech C/S 5.64 to Meditech C/S 5.66. During a validation scenario, I discovered that it is possible for a user to enter and file serological test results that do not match the calculated blood type! I reported this to Meditech and they offered this solution (overnight Saturday-Sunday ). Background Whenever a Blood Type calculation is created in the BBK Calculation Dictionary, Meditech inserts generic code below into the Calculation Formula field: Existing code [bbk truth table]^X, IF{'X [bbk err msg]("Invalid blood type calculation.")}, X; Enhanced co
  18. Our Ortho unit has been running into problems with specimen expirations. We use the pre-admission testing deal like a lot of people where the patient comes in early, signs the preadmission transfusion history form and we extend their specimen. We use an algorithm where the shortest date is selected for T&S expiration when the patient acknowledges no pregnancy, transfusion, etc., on their form: 7 days from date of collection OR 3 days from date of surgery where date of surgery/collection is considered day 0. Seems simple enough, right? The tech who receives in the specimen extends the
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