What's New - June 2015 (By topic)

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General and Country-specific News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library | Journals

Collaborating Sites: CSTM | Canada's TSOs

UPDATES: BC PBCO manuals: See Resource Library below

NEW: TraQ's June newsletter

NEW: BC Ministry of Health: 2015 Action Plan for WNV and the Blood Supply











Industry news

Diseases in the news

Resource Library / Links

NEW AustraliaBloodSafe e-Learning Australia (BEA) has released new online learning courses (Free but you need to register)

Based on the Australian Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 3 Medical, the 6 new courses are accessible via the 'Medical and Specialties' button once you register:

  • Medical, Cardiac, Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Transfusion and Gastrointestinal Note: Chronic Transfusion will soon be ready.
  • There are many other transfusion-specific courses on the BEA site.

NEW TraQ's June newsletter

NEW TM blog: I heard it though the grapevine (Musings on AABB promoting academia-industry partnerships)

May's TM blog: Heart of gold (Musings on sucking $ from body tissues)

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)


BC PBCO Updates:

Updated: TM Medical Policy Manual Table of Contents (March 2015)

6.2 Indications for Irradiation of Blood Components (Revised 2015-03-06)

Updated: Technical Operations Manual: Common Procedures - Other

OM.0001 Processing a Canadian Blood Services Lookback (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0003 Notifying the Lookback Recipient’s Physician (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0004 Completing the Documentation and Reporting for a Canadian Blood Services Lookback Notification (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

OM.0005 Lookback Process Flowmap (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

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

National Advisory Committee on Blood & Blood Products (NAC): Guidelines & Recommendations

Thrombosis Canada: Clinical Guidelines

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

* 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

Free sample journal issues (Jan. 2015 unless indicated otherwise)

Transfusion (AABB) | Transfusion Medicine (BBTS): Sample copy (Feb. 2014) | 2014 BBTS meeting abstracts

Transfusion Medicine ReviewsVox sanguinis (ISBT)

Abstracts of ISBT Regional Congress and conjoint BBTS Annual Conference, London, UK, June 27-July 1, 2015 (Vox Sang 2015 June;109 (S1):1-379. | Author index