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Resources for Nurses

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

Melanie Tokessy, MLT – November 2020

RBC’s, Platelets, Plasma: W5 (Who, What, When, Where, Why) and How

Donna Berta RN BScN – November 2020

Transfusion Reactions: Identifying and Providing Patient Care

Widad Abdulwahab, RN BScN MN – November 2020

What’s New: A Provincial Massive Hemorrhage Protocol

Dr. Allison Collins MD FRCPC – November 2020

Massive Hemorrhage Protocol e-learning module: Training slides for Nurses

Massive Hemorrhage Protocol e-learning module: Training slides for Nurses

This educational module will review the role of the Nurse during an MHP but could also be used for Anesthesia Assistants and others where appropriate.

Bloody Easy Blood Administration eLearning

Bloody Easy Blood Administration is an electronic learning tool that was developed with input from RN’s, Transfusion Safety Officers and Transfusion Personnel across Ontario. The content reflects current best practices.

MHP Infographic

MHP Infographic

Released August 2019

Bloody Easy Nursing Transfusion Medicine Boot Camp Presentations

Each year (beginning in 2018) ORBCoN hosts a nursing event entitled: Bloody Easy Nursing Transfusion Medicine Boot Camp. This link provides access to the slides from these events, provided the presenters have given their permission.

The 8 Rights of Transfusion

This resource highlights 8 important checks for administration of blood to be performed at the bedside. Lanyard cards are available as a quick reference to promote and reinforce the need for these 8 checks at the bedside. Lanyard cards are bilingual. To request hard copies, please visit Order Resources under the ORBCoN Resources tab.

Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) Resource Manual

The Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) Resource Manual was developed to be used as a reference for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT), Registered Nurses (RN) and other healthcare professionals appointed to the Transfusion Safety Officer role. This resource is intended to be utilized by hospitals or institutions that do not have a formal TSO in place but […]