What's New - November 2014 (By topic)

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Index: BC PBCO | Global News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library | Journals

Collaborating Sites: CSTM | Canada's TSOs | California Blood Bank Society

BC PBCO

Updates: Canada - BC PBCOTechnical Operations Manual

TMP0011 - Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion (13 Nov. 2014)

NT 0006: Preparing a Syringe for Emergency Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion

TMP0021 - Transfusion Reaction Investigation (Multiple updates, 23 Oct. 2014)

Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.3, Oct. 7, 2014)

TraQ's November newsletter

Global News

General

Canada

India

Ireland

Pakistan

UK

  • NHS adopts trauma skills developed in Afghanistan (2 Nov. 2014)
    • Usual medical practice is ABCDE – airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure, but in Afghanistan it was 'control of catastrophic haemorrhage'. If you've got both legs and an arm missing, you'll dump your blood volume into dirt long before an airway problem kills you.

USA

Industry news

* See TraQ's Industry News

Diseases in the news

* See TraQ's 'Disease clearinghouses' in top menu

Resource Library / Links

Platelet Transfusion: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AABB (11 Nov. 2014) | Full free text

Canada

BC PBCO Updates:

TMP0011 - Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion (13 Nov. 2014)

NT 0006: Preparing a Syringe for Emergency Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion

Technical Operations Manual: TMP0021 - Transfusion Reaction Investigation (Multiple updates, 23 Oct. 2014)

Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.3, Oct. 7, 2014)

Older resources:

BC Serology Interest Group: Passing the Serology Torch videos (11 videos ranging from~20 to 60 mins.

BC PBCO and BC TRG: Transfusion Bits and Bytes (6 educational videos for med lab technologists)

Mobile web apps: BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator and IVIG Dosing Calculator (For Android, Blackberry, iPhone)

BC Pathologist Education

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)

TraQ's November newsletter

TM blog:To dream the impossible dream (Musings on TM research)

*See TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library

Journals, etc.

Free full text papers | * 1 or more Canadian authors