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.
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?
I was wondering if antibody titre is performed on a pregnant mother who previously had HDFN. According to the books, it mentions 'After the first affected pregnancy, the antibody titer is no longer useful'. Therefore does it mean that it doesn't matter what the antibody titre level is, and should be referred to fetal medicine specialist regardless? Or if there is more to this, I would be grateful for some enlightenment