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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.
Diaz B, Corbett A, Camiling-Burke A. Blood and marrow transplantation RN fellowship: design, outcomes, and facilitating transition to practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Dec 1; 22(6):673-5.
Gray A, Melchers R. Transfusion nurses. The way forward. In: 2000-2001 SHOT Report (see bookmarks - "transfusion nurses", p. 21).
General / Literature
NEW: CSTM blogs by nurses:
Transfusion Medicine: My FIRST Year (by Crystal Brunk, BSN | RN | Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice| Regional Transfusion Medicine Clinician, PHSA, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC)
Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice, University of Melbourne (by Clare O' Reilly RN | RSCN | Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice | Transfusion Safety Nurse Clinician, Children's & Women's Health Centres, Vancouver,BC)
NEW: Castano-Jaramillo LM, Bos A, VanSetters J, Czarnecki L, Cai Y, Chand AQ. Implementation of a nurse-empowered renal anemia protocol in children. Nephrol Nurs J. 2020;47(3):253-67.
Bankovic Radovanovic P. Quality improvement project: Reducing non-conformities of the samples for haemostasis testing in a secondary healthcare centre through the nurses' education in phlebotomy. Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2020;30(2):020708. Epub 2020 Jun 15. (Free full text)
Scott SS, Henneman EA, Nathanson BH, Andrzejewski C Jr, Gonzalez M, Walker R, Martinez VI. Use of a transfusion checklist by student nurses to improve patient safety. J Nurses Prof Dev. 2019 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]
Neyrinck MM, Vrielink H. Performance of an apheresis procedure: The apheresis nurse-operator and nursing aspects. Transfus Apher Sci. 2019 Jun;58(3):296-9. Epub 2019 Apr 19.
Kenyon M, Babic A, editors. The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses: Under the Auspices of EBMT [Internet]. (Open access textbook)
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.
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.
Passerini HM. Contemporary transfusion science and challenges. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2019 Summer; 30(2):139-50.
Conway A, Gow J, Ralph N, Duff J, Edward KL, Alexander K, et al. Implementing a thermal care bundle for inadvertent perioperative hypothermia: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 May 4;97:21-7. [Epub ahead of print]
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)
Ikeda K, Nollet KE, Vrielink H, Ohto H. Apheresis education and certification for nurses. Transfus Apher Sci. 2018 Sep 11. pii: S1473-0502(18)30361-6. [Epub ahead of print]
Phillips JB, Mohorn PL, Bookstaver RE, Ezekiel TO, Watson CM. Hemostatic management of trauma-induced coagulopathy. Crit Care Nurse. 2017 Aug;37(4):37-47. (Free full text)
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)
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
Pre-administration blood component transfusion bedside check (Patient Blood Management England) | 4:10 min. training video
Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee Substantive Hearing (27 Oct. and 15 Dec. 2017)