Blood Transfusion

  • At WDHS we are often required to administer blood and/or blood products. Sometimes this may be routine or it may be in a critical/emergency situation.  The role of the blood transfusion trainer includes:

    • Promoting blood transfusion awareness amongst all key staff involved in the transfusion process
    • Maintaining staff education, ensuring that the most up to date recommendations and standards are delivered in all education packages/sessions. One of our most important education tools is the online e-learning package ‘blood safe’  incorporated into our blood transfusion competency, for all staff to complete through Solle
    • Highlight to staff the importance of informed consent.
    • Regular auditing of key areas of the blood transfusion process
    • Identify areas for further improvement
    • Be available as a key contact for staff queries