**Also see Continuing Education and Videos

Roles of Transfusion 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).


Evidence-based nursing resources

Solving tough communication & conflict issues in nurse practice settings (New nurse deals with seasoned nurse bullies) (Behavioral Health Central, 24 Aug. 2010)

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.

USA (National Association of Neonatal Nurses): Prevention of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus in newborns. Position Statement #3049. NANN Board of Directors, March 2010.Literature

NEW 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)

Also see Audits (TraQ library)


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):

TTI 0001 Quick Reference Guide - Response to Transfusion Reaction

TTI 0002F Model Transfusion Reaction Report Form (lacks section that serves as blood collection record)

TTI 0003F Model Transfusion Reaction Report Form (includes section that serves as blood collection record)

Safe Transfusion Practice videos (view online)

Sunnybrook & Women's College HSC, Toronto, ON

Bloody Easy Online Course

REACT | RESPONSE (pocket guides on guidelines for suspected transfusion reactions)

Transfusion Ontario / ORBCoN

Bloody Easy Blood Administration (Handbook content mainly from "Bloody Easy for Nurses" online course)

More than a million blood products are transfused annually in Ontario with most administered by registered nurses (RNs). Bloody-Easy for Nurses was developed by a Transfusion Safety Nurse with input from RNs, Transfusion Safety Officers and transfusion personnel across Ontario. Content reflects current best practices

Bleeding Disorders Program, Winnipeg, MB

Strange Case of Penny Allison (starring Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton)

A framework to support nurses and midwives making the clinical decision and providing the written instruction for blood component transfusion (Sept. 2009;Better Blood Transfusion Toolkit)

Right blood, right patient, right time. RCN guidance for improving transfusion practice (Royal College of Nirsing, 2005)

Oldham J, Sinclair L, Hendry C. Right patient, right blood, right care: safe transfusion practice. Br J Nurs 2009 Mar 12;18(5):312�20.

Understanding the blood group system and blood transfusions (Nursing Times, updated June 2007)