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 revised in July 2012 and can be found on the North East RTC education page.
NW RTC education day 'One HIT Wonders' 29 April 2013
Heparin induced thropcytopoenia in dialysis patients: Indranil Dasgupta (pdf 1.32MB, 29 slides)
NW RTC education day 'Transfusion Bites' 30 April 2012
UK national comparative audit of use of red cells in medical patients - results of phase 1: Kate Pendry (pdf 536KB, 22 slides)
Kate Ryan's presentation 'Transfusion management of haemoglobinopathies' is available from Jane Murphy.
'The Transfusion Factor! Have you got it?' 19 and 30 March 2012
Copies of the presentations given at the events held in Manchester (pdf 32KB) and Liverpool (pdf 32KB) are available from Jane Murphy.
The RTC Education and Training working group members have agreed to share the following information. Please email the people named below for further information.
|Patient leaflets|| |
|Cell Salvage (leaflet from Swansea) ||Helen Buchanan, Transfusion Practitioner, Whiston Hospital |
|Receiving your own blood during your operation (cell salvage)||Sue Andrews, Transfusion Practitioner, Royal Oldham Hospital|
|Presentations || |
|NPSA ||Emma Milser, Transfusion Practitioner, Wythenshawe Hospital |
|Reports || |
|Emergency blood management plan: table top exercise ||Sharran Grey, Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion Manager, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust |
|Examples of HTC annual reports |
Valerie Wallace, Transfusion Practitioner, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Tony Davies, Patient Blood Management Practitioner, NHSBT
Emma Milser, Tranfusion Practitioner, University Hospital of South Manchester
Sue Andrews, Transfusion Practitioner, The Penine Acute Hospitals
|Images || |
|Stocking shaped bag of blood||Sandra Walker, Transfusion Practitioner, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust |
Test your knowledge
These 5 PowerPoint quizzes were designed by the Education and Training group for use in transfusion training events. The questions are multiple choice and the correct answer is revealed before the next slide appears.
Sampling transfusion quiz (155KB, 20 slides)
Collection and administration transfusion quiz (147KB, 18 slides)
Doctors' transfusion quiz (188KB, 24 slides)
Laboratory staff transfusion quiz (158KB, 22 slides)
Countess of Chester Hospital transfusion quiz (206KB, 29 slides) Quiz sheet (pdf 20KB)
The North West RTC education and training group developed the following guidance for Transfusion Practitioners on essential and desirable information to be included in training for various staff groups when time was limited:
Transfusion training for different staff groups (pdf 40KB)
The Blood Bulletin newsletter aims to help raise awareness about blood transfusion issues amongst hospital staff in the North West. Follow the links to previous issues:
Spring 2013 (pdf 540KB)
Winter 2011 (pdf 392KB)
Spring 2010 (pdf 256KB)
For further information, printed copies of the newsletter or feedback please contact: Tony Davies, Patient Blood Management Practitioner, Tel: 0161 423 4348, Mobile: 07711 447504.
For details of presentations from education events before 2012 please contact Jane Murphy.