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NAC Summary October, 2020

National Advisory Committee Update for Ontario Transfusion Medicine Professionals (from the October 2020 NAC meeting) Slide deck from the NAC update to Ontario Transfusion Medicine professionals provided by Dr. Alan Tinmouth on January 21, 2021

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

April 2021

On the Road to an MHP: The Final Mile

Stephanie Cope,
Regional Project Coordinator, ORBCoN CE Region

Designed using the 7Ts framework as a basis for the provincial toolkit, it's comprised of 12 sections; patient transport, damage control resuscitation, team, communication, laboratory tests, temperature, transfusion medicine & coagulation, education, pediatrics, patient & family support, quality and research. We expect that, with the use of the toolkit, hospitals will achieve a more consistent adoption of evidence-based care of patients with massive hemorrhage. A virtual educational forum will be held on April 30, 2021 to officially launch the toolkit. We are using this forum as a platform to present evidence and justification for the 42 key-principal statements released in September 2019.

Stay tuned for the next edition of the ORBCoN Report where we highlight a quality portal where hospitals can enter data for 8 quality metrics and compare themselves provincially with peers. Click here to find out what MHP resou [...]

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