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  1. Would anyone be willing to share their SOP's for "tubing" blood products? I am trying to get this started at my facility (even though it seems like everyone else has been doing it for years!) and am already getting lots of questions. I figure being able to explain what others do might help! Thank you in advance! Edit: we do not have the capability of "secure send" or scanning units/badges with our tube system
  2. I was wanting to get input on DAT's performed for Transfusion Reaction Investigations. Do you perform them with just IgG, C3d or both? TIA.
  3. An interesting look at low verses high triggers for certain surgical patients. http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/early/2019/03/11/blood-2018-10-877530?sso-checked=true Scott
  4. In general, what is a good amount of time to wait to check a hemoglobin after a RBC transfusion? I realize that the term "general" may be a bit too broad here considering all of the different conditions a patient getting transfusions may be in. What we are looking at is newer policy here at our hospital requiring a H&H for most RBC post-transfusion patients before an order is processed for any further transfusions. We are anticipating questions on this. If anyone has a definitive reference regarding a study on this or whatnot that would be nice to have also. Thanks, Scott
  5. ISABB was organized in 1980 to form an educational network among individual blood bankers and institutional blood banks in the state of Indiana.
  6. Our current procedures for blood type (and anything including that) state that we need to do a patient re-type if there is no blood type history on the patient. We will just do a forward type on the current specimen. We are going to be setting up electronic crossmatch (soon, I hope) and will be required to test a specimen collected at a separate time for the re-type. I am seeking input on how you folks handle your patient re-types. We are also currently doing the re-type on every specimen -- including cord workups. We know that when we start the electronic crossmatches, we will not be getting a separate specimen on those babies for the retype. What do you do for traumas, pre-ops who come in a few days before surgery and only blood bank ordered, etc. Because we have been testing the same specimen for our retype, it adds on to that original requisition. I will have to change the retype to make a new requisition. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
  7. Hello everyone, Looking for some help/direction based off of a request made by my Medical Director. Do you have a way to track blood utilization in a macro fashion rather than just micro. Not looking at individual patients and their clinical indicators but looking at severity indices in a hospital system as a whole. For example if a severity index for a hospital is 1.3 the average number of transfusions for a patient should be “x” amount. Also, if that number goes up and goes down what is the number of transfusions that should be followed? Request comes from medical director to see if there is a number that hospitals should be shooting for, for average transfusions based off of this variable. Thank you. AABB Tech Manual basically just hits the micro portion of blood utilization(hematocrit, clinical indicators) on certain patients. From what I read there isn't much concerning macro utilization. Just looking at the amount of transfusions per 1000 patients with a severity index of a certain number. Any info or direction to look would be helpful!!!
  8. I am researching a buying guide for laboratory managers looking to update the analyzers in their transfusion laboratories. I am interested to know what you are using for crossmatching and 'group and types/screens'. Feedback I have had so far is that there are a lot of Immucor Echo/Neo's and Ortho ProVues in use. Is anyone using anything else and what do you wish you had known before you purchased it?
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