Yorkshire & The Humber regionally transferrable competency assessment in venepuncture
Report on the introduction of the Yorkshire & The Humber regional standardised transferrable blood competency assessment tool for FY1s Summer 2012 (pdf 676KB)
Obtaining venous blood samples: competency assessment (pdf 100KB)
Can be completed by candidates in test-like assessments.
Step by step guide How to record achievement of venepuncture and blood transfusion competency assessments on electronic staff records (pdf 3MB) For assessors and ESR leads
Obtaining venous blood samples competency assessment and assessor guidance notes (includes model answers) (pdf 116KB) Can be used as assessor guidance notes for Q&A assesment
Guide to where to find venepuncture training and competency assessment across the region (pdf 40KB)
Regional transfusion competency assessment criteria matrix (pdf 164KB)
Terminology resource file
This resource explaining abbreviations and medical terminology related to blood components was compiled by the Northern Assistant Transfusion Practitioner Group in January 2011 and can be found on the North East RTC education page.
Safe transfusion practice for FY1 doctors
Transfusion practitioners in West Yorkshire have successfully included safer transfusion practice in junior doctors’ training.
The West Yorkshire Deanery recognised the importance of covering safer transfusion practice in junior doctors’ Professional Development Plan (PDP) days but feedback had highlighted repetition in some training. Transfusion practitioners evaluated the existing training and developed a new training package for use on FY1 doctors’ PDP days.
The package includes several case studies of adverse reactions/events for small group discussion and feedback to the larger group and the scenarios can be changed. The training booklet has been designed for use by anyone delivering the training. Sessions run by two transfusion practitioners using four scenarios received excellent feedback from FY1 doctors.
FY1 PDP Safe Transfusion Practice Trainers' Pack (pdf 1.38MB)
FY1 PDP Safe Transfusion Practice presentation (35 slides, 590KB)
Responses to current issues: NPSA SPN 14 hospital documentation
Presentations from the joint Yorkshire & The Humber/East Midlands Patient Blood Management event held on 25 April 2013 are on the East Midlands RTC education page
Annual Education Symposium: Blood and Guts
25 October 2012
Upper GI bleeds: Simon Everett (pdf 656KB, 35 slides)
Endoscopic management of GI bleeds: Simon Smale (pdf 1.53MB, 30 slides)
Interventional radiology in GI bleeds: Karen Flood (presentation available from Odette Colgrave)
Transfusion in the Elderly
Challenges to blood transfusion in the elderly: Katrina Topp (pdf 344KB, 32 slides)
Transfusion reactions in the elderly: Hazel Tinegate (pdf 608KB, 40 slides)
Transfusion thresholds in hip fracture: Iain Moppett (pdf 916KB, 23 slides)
For details of presentations given at education events pre 2012 please contact Odette Colgrave