Emergency Blood Management
Ontario 2018 Blood Shortage Exercise Report
This report provides a summary of the red phase red blood cell shortage exercise held for Ontario hospitals in May 2018.
Platelet Tips for Inventory Management in Shortages (TIMS)
This document provides support for Transfusion Medicine personnel in the management of requests for platelets during inventory shortages.
Ontario Contingency Plan for the Management of Blood Shortages Version 3
The Ontario Provincial Emergency Blood Management Plan (Version Date: October 31, 2016) outlines the provincial response to a blood shortage and together with the Toolkit, provides your hospital with guidance and tools to better prepare for the event of a national blood shortage, consistent with other hospitals across the province and across Canada. Note: page […]
Ontario Hospital Toolkit for Emergency Blood Management
This toolkit is provided to assist hospitals in raising awareness for contingency planning to address blood shortages and with the development of your own facility specific blood shortage management plans. Version Date: October 31, 2016
Generic Hospital Emergency Blood Management Plan
This tool provides a template that can be used by hospitals to develop their HEBMP. This tool was provided in the first version of the Toolkit. A revision log has been provided to indicate the key changes in Version 3.
Blood Shortage Training Package
These training tools provide a template for hospitals to set up a training package to train staff and document the training.
Planning a Blood Shortage Exercise – Checklist
Notification of Blood Shortage Memo Templates
To aid in notification of internal hospital staff as well as patients who might be affected by a blood shortage, these memo templates are provided to hospitals to incorporate into their HEBMP.
These tools are provided as templates for hospitals to incorporate into their HEBMP to ensure documentation of decisions regarding reduction, deferral or cancellation of blood order requests resulting from a blood shortage.
Having a prepared list of contact names and information prepared before the event occurs will facilitate and shorten response time for notification of internal hospital personnel. This template is intended to be a guide and must be customized at each hospital as required.