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Featured Resources

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

May 2021

Massive Hemorrhage Protocol: Quality Metrics Reporting

Troy Thompson,
Regional Manager, ORBCoN CE Region

The use of quality metrics in healthcare is not a new concept. The reporting and analysis of quality metrics promotes improvement and increases transparency within the healthcare system. Standardized quality metrics have been developed for the Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Protocol (MHP) to help assess and improve specific activities over time at individual hospitals and will allow for peer benchmarking. 

There are 8 quality metrics recommended for reporting in the MHP toolkit in order to assess the MHP process at your institution. 

  • The proportion of patients receiving tranexamic acid within 1 hour of protocol activation.
  • The proportion of patients in whom RBC transfusion is initiated within 15 minutes of protocol activation.
  • The proportion of patients (requiring transfer for definitive care) with initiation of call for transfer within 60 minutes of protocol activation.
  • The pr [...]

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