Transfusion Regulations, Standards and Guidelines (HLS199)

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Transfusion Regulations, Standards and Guidelines (HLS199)

Module Objective

By the end of the training period with respect to transfusion regulations, standards and guidelines, the trainee will be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • All relevant regulations, guidelines and standards relating to blood transfusion, including:
    • European Blood Safety Directives 2002/98/EC and 2004/33/EC as enshrined in UKBSQR 2005 (or superseding legislation)
    • BCSH guidelines relating to blood grouping, pre-transfusion testing, clinical practice, use of blood products and components
    • JPAC 'Guidelines for Blood Transfusion Services in the UK' (Red Book) and Transfusion Handbook
    • UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative standards
    • MHRA guidance
    • UKAS standards and ISO15189
    • CQC standards
    • principles of good manufacturing practice
    • CPA recommendations.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of a range of technical procedures and laboratory skills and will be able to:

  • apply all regulations, standards and guidelines to the activities of a transfusion laboratory
  • evaluate the impact of any new guidelines and regulations, and propose and implement measures to achieve compliance

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of transfusion regulations, standards and guidelines to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:

  • oversee laboratory compliance in ensuring the accuracy, reliability and efficacy of laboratory performance
  • advise clinical and other colleagues on the the clinical benefits of compliance in terms of patient safety and outcomes