To ensure staff have a clear understanding of the safe, appropriate and timely use of blood components/products, in compliance with national guidlines and hospital policies.
To comply with the National Blood Transfusion Committee guidelines, Quality Regulations 2005 and Trust policies, anyone involved in the collection of blood components/products from blood bank/satellite fridges must undertake a face to face competency assessment.
- Demonstrate effective use of health and safety measures.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when identifying conscious patients.
- Demonstrate what should be written on a collection slip.
- Demonstrate the correct checking procedures with the information on the blood component/product to the minimum dataset information on the blood collection slip/prescription.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when removing blood components/products from blood bank/satellite fridges.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when transporting and handing over blood components/products.
- Aware for the need to complete a collection module on Moodle on an annual basis.
1 - 7 face to face simulation assessment/in practice.
Haematology/Oncology Nurses/Health Care Assistants, Midwives/Midwife Support Workers, Porters, Theatre Practitioners, Operating Department Orderlies, Medical Day Case Nurses/Health Care Assistants who are involved in the collection of blood components/products, and Marie-Curie/St Giles staff who are involved in collection of blood components.
30 - 45 minutes.
Moodle module on collection of blood.
Face to face assessment every three years.
Annual update via Moodle