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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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Canadian Obstetrical Pediatric Transfusion Network

(COPTN)

2018 Survey – Ontario Highlights

The Canadian Obstetrical Pediatric Transfusion Network (COPTN) is a sub-committee of the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM). It was founded in 2017 and its mandate is to assess, analyze and strive to implement best practices in pediatric and obstetrical transfusion practice in Canada.

A national survey was sent out to the provinces with the objective to assess national practice related to perinatal testing and to provide feedback and guidance regarding best practice. The Canada-wide survey report was released in the spring of 2019. The provinces each received their individual results from the survey and the Ontario report is currently being worked on at ORBCoN.

One hundred and fifty-six (156) hospitals and laboratories were sent this survey in Ontario and all of the organizations responded, representing a 100% response rate in the province. Ontario’s responses represented 26.9% of the responses across Canada. Not all facilities within the province perform antenatal testing, 58.33% (91 /156 respondents) perform testing. Antenatal testing questions were asked of the 91 participants that stated testing was performed [...]

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