Blood Transfusion - Face to Face Competency Assessment in Preparing & Administering a Transfusion of Blood Components/Products

Provider: 
AHP Science & Pharmacy
Nursing & Midwifery
Externally Available: 
No
Overall Aim: 

 

To ensure staff have a clear understanding of the safe, appropriate and timely use of blood components/products, in complicance with national guidelines and hospital policies.

 

Background: 

 

To comply with the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) Safer Practice Notice 14 and Trust policies, anyone involved in the administration or checking of blood components/products must undertake a face to face competency assessment.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

 

  1. Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when carrying out pre-transfusion checks.
  2. Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when identifying conscious patients.
  3. Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when identifying unconscious patients or patients who are unable to respond.
  4. Demonstrate the correct procedure to follow when documenting vital signs.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the safe monitoring of a patient throught a transfusion episode and appropriately documenting information relating to the transfusion.

 

Assessment: 

 

1 - 5  Face to Face simulation Assessment/in practice.

 

Participants: 

 

Nurses, Midwives, Theatre Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Doctors who are involved in preparing and administration of blood components/products, Warren Pearl/Samuel Johnson/Robert Peel/St Giles staff who are involved in preparing and administering blood components/products.

 

Duration: 

 

30 - 45 minutes.

 

Prerequisites: 

 

Training Session/VITAL/NPSA/ work booklet - administration.

 

Frequency (planned dates): 

 

Face to face assessment every three years.

 

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