Now that Cerner has migrated from major release upgrades to incremental upgrades, how are you managing the Blood Bank validation effort?
We have not yet received any guidance from Cerner and at this point we feel that we will need to make the determination to validate on our own.
How are you some of you handling this?
Maureen Slackway, MS, MT(ASCP), CPHIMS, CQA, CAPM
Senior Application Analyst – Laboratory Systems, Universal Health Services, Inc.
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
One of our smaller sites uses a specimen rocker to keep platelets agitated before being transfused. They do not routinely stock platelets which is why purchasing a platelet incubator/agitator is not on the agenda. On our last accreditation inspection we were cited for not performing a validation of the rocker for platelet storage. Has anyone done a validation of this type and could you share the details of how to set this up?
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Hello everyone! I work in a transfusion service where we do NOT give ABO identical platelets and we give only 1 group O platelet every 24 hours. What is the titer limit for Anti-A in group O platelets? Has anyone heard of a study where Anti-A and/or Anti-B were titered in non-O platelets?