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Role of Nurses

Adams KW, Tolich D. Blood transfusion: The patient's experience. Am J Nurs. 2011 Sep;111(9):24-30.

Dalrymple K, Watson D. Ten years of transfusion practitioners and better blood transfusion in Scotland. Nurs Manag (Harrow) 2014 Feb 27;20(10):27-30.

Davis K, Hui CH, Quested B. Transfusing safely: a 2006 guide for nurses. Aust Nurs J 2005 Dec-2006 Jan;13(6):17-20.

Gray A, Melchers R. Transfusion nurses. The way forward. In: 2000-2001 SHOT Report (see bookmarks - "transfusion nurses", p. 21).

General / Literature

Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice. Site designed to accompany  textbook (Nurse as Educator) but can be used as stand-alone resource.

Evidence-based nursing resources

Perspectives from Dec. 15 issue of N Engl J Med featuring nursing practice:

Fairman JA, Rowe JW, Hassmiller S, Shalala DE. Broadening the scope of nursing practice. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 15.

Aiken LH. Nurses for the future. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 15.

Flood LS, Higbie J. A comparative assessment of nursing students' cognitive knowledge of blood transfusion using lecture and simulation. Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 May 27. pii: S1471-5953(15)00089-X. [Epub ahead of print]

Hijji B, Parahoo K, Hossain MM, Barr O, Murray S. Nurses' practice of blood transfusion in the United Arab Emirates: an observational study. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] (Observational audit of practice)

Sellu DH, Davis RE, Vincent CA. Assessment of blood administration competencies using objective structured clinical examination. Transfus Med. 2012 Dec;22(6):409-17.

Stout L. Nurses' perceptions of transfusion training: an evaluation. Br J Nurs. 2013 Jan 24-Feb 13;22(2):S22-8.

Tan AJQ, Lee CCS, Lin PY, Cooper S, Lau LST, Chua WL, Liaw SY. Designing and evaluating the effectiveness of a serious game for safe administration of blood transfusion: a randomized controlled trial. Nurse Educ Today. 2017 Aug;55:38-44. Epub 2017 May 6.


Online Post-graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice (School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Blood Matters: Audit of blood transfusion policy, procedures and administration practice, 2011 (useful data collection forms)

BloodSafe e-learning (Australian CE modules)

ARC Blood Service

Does my patient require irradiated blood components?

BloodSafe Checklists- See Safety Resource Files for conditions of use:

Blood Matters: Transfusion nurse resources (e.g., job description, value of transfusion nurse)



Documents developed for the BC Transfusion Transmitted Injuries and Surveillance System (TTISS)

Safe Transfusion Practice videos (view online)

Transfusion Ontario / ORBCoN

Bloody Easy for Health professionals

Bloody Easy for Blood Administration

Blood Easy Lite


Disciplinary hearings before regulatory board | Source of case studies for CE/CPD

Records of transfusion-related allegations vs nurses brought before UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council

One example (news item): Nurse gave patient wrong blood, tried to hide evidence (18 Sept. 2016) | RN had unblemished 20-yr career

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): Allegations | NMC hearing results (8-9 Sept. 2016)