Transfusion Basics and Safety (by )

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MedTech ExPress Continuing Education, LLC

This is an entry level course which discusses transfusion basics and the measures employed to assure the safety of the transfusable blood and blood-product supply. The various types of transfusion reactions are also described, as well as how to recognize each.

See more courses in: Blood Banking / Immunohematology; Patient Safety

Objectives

  • discuss the various components of blood and blood product transfusion types.
  • describe different types of transfusion reactions and how to recognize them.
  • outline measures taken to ensure the safety of the blood supply.
  • identify and describe disease-causing transfusion transmissible agents, and the laboratory tests used to screen for them.
  • identify regulating agencies and their roles in ensuring and monitoring blood supply safety.
  • understand requirements involved in undertaking a Transfusion-Transmissible Infection (TTI) investigation.

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Course Outline

  • What is a Blood Transfusion?
      • What is a Blood Transfusion?
      • Blood Types
      • Alternatives to Blood Transfusions
      • Types of Blood Transfusions
      • Who Needs a Blood Transfusion?
      • What To Expect
    • What Are the Risks of a Blood Transfusion?
      • Risks - Allergic Reactions
      • Risks - Viruses and Infectious Diseases
      • Risks - Additional Reactions
      • Risks - Additional Systemic Reactions
    • Review of Key Points -
      • Review of Key Points -
  • Blood Safety Basics and Adverse Reactions to Transfusion
    • Overview
      • Blood Safety Basics and Adverse Reactions to Transfusion
    • Screening Donated Blood
      • Screening Donated Blood
    • Adverse Reactions Associated with Blood Transfusions
      • Adverse Reactions Associated with Blood Transfusions
      • Adverse Reactions:
      • Adverse Reactions (continued):
  • Monitoring Blood Safety
      • Monitoring Blood Safety
      • National Surveillance System
  • Diseases and Organisms
    • Diseases and Organisms
      • Diseases and Organisms
      • Bacterial Contamination of Blood Products
      • Parasitic Diseases
      • Viral Diseases
      • Prion Diseases
  • Health Department Investigation Toolkit for Transfusion-transmitted Infections (TTI)
      • Health Department Investigation Toolkit for Transfusion-transmitted Infections (TTI)
      • Recipient(s) Initiated Investigation - step 1
      • Recipient(s) Initiated Investigation - Steps 2 & 3
      • Recipient(s) Initiated Investigation - Steps 4 & 5
      • Donor Initiated Investigation - Step 1
      • Donor Initiated Investigation - Steps 2 & 3

Additional Information

CE Credits: 1.50
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Course #301-851-16
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Science, Course #20-442457
Instruction Level: Basic
Category: Blood Banking / Immunohematology
Exam: Directly follows course material
15 questions out of a pool of 15
70% correct to receive credit(s)

MedTech ExPress Continuing Education, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
 

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