Welcome to the North West RTC incorporating North Wales
A toolkit to support implementation of Thromboelastography/Thromboelastometry (TE) in Trusts has been developed by a working group of the North West Regional Transfusion Committee incorporating North Wales. The toolkit includes templates for funding bids and implementation of TE, a literature review, manufacturers' technical specifications, contact details, factsheets and audit and competency documentation that can be adapted to meet local requirements.
Massive Haemorrhage Toolkit
A second version of the massive haemorrhage toolkit for hospital transfusion teams and committees has been produced. Details of the changes in this updated edition are shown on page 3 of the document. The toolkit includes flow charts outlining the management of massive haemorrhage in adults and children and by laboratory staff, and a seven step guide to coordinating the response. These flow charts and guide can be downloaded from this site and adapted by Trusts to meet their individual requirements and local constraints.
Integrated Transfusion Service
Information about the Integrated Transfusion Service initiative and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Hospitals and Science website.
The latest newsletter is available on the SHOT website.
We aim to make your local RTC site the first place you think of looking online for transfusion related information. The site will be developed to include these areas:
If you have material you would like published on the site please contact Kate Pendry, Jayne Addison or Jane Murphy the North West RTC website representatives. If you have ideas about other information you would like to see on the RTC site please contact Sheena Cameron, Website Development Manager.