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Bloody Easy Blood Administration Version 3                                Handbook

Bloody Easy Blood Administration Version 3 Handbook

This handbook is a comprehensive, referenced resource for transfusionists (nurses, health care professionals administering blood). It provides an overview of blood components and products with essential learnings and actions to ensure blood is administered safely.Print and French translation versions will be available soon.

2020 Transfusion Medicine Boot Camp for Nurses

TML Basics: ABO, Rh(D) Compatibility; Group & Screen; Crossmatch

RBC, Platelets, Plasma: W5 (Who, What, When, Where, Why) + How

Transfusion Reactions: Identifying and Providing Patient Care

What’s New: a Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Protocol

Inventory Management Toolkit

This comprehensive toolkit provides hospitals with resources to help Transfusion Medicine Services develop or improve upon inventory management programs. Examples of documents and tools for inventory management are included. Revised October 2020

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Bloody Easy Blood Administration eLearning

By Donna Berta RN BScN, Clinical Project Coordinator – Nursing, ORBCoN

In keeping with ORBCoN’s goal to inspire and facilitate best transfusion practices in Ontario and the Transfusion Medicine regulatory standards requirement to provide continuing education and competency assessment for transfusionists, the Bloody Easy Blood Administration eLearning tool was created. The regulatory standards include Canadian Standards Association, Standard CSA Z902 – Blood and Blood Components; Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine, Standards for Hospital Transfusion Services; Accreditation Canada, Standards for Transfusion Services; and Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements.

The Bloody Easy Blood Administration electronic learning tool is under revision (anticipated completion February 2021). The content will be renewed to align with the 2019/2020 standards. The tool is being condensed to a 30-minute program and restructured to focus on patient care priorities to ensure safe transfusion of the most frequently transfused blood component, red blood cells. Additional resources will be available to translate the knowledge and principles to other blood components and blood products. On completion of the program, a quiz is provided (target score for successful achievement is 80 percent) and a certificate can be printed for the participant’s records.

The Bloody Easy Blood Administration eLearning program is available as a web-based program, including a utilization tracking mechanism. A hospital site administrator can be established to document participation and outcomes (scores). For more information about this ORBCoN resource, or to have a site administrator assigned please contact your Regional ORBCoN office [...]

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