Module - Core Transfusion (SLS123)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Attend a multidisciplinary review meeting at which specific cases involving blood transfusion are reviewed.
- Attend a hospital transfusion committee meeting. Reflect and report on your experience, including the importance of these meetings and their impact on the patient and service delivery.
- Attend a unit where blood is collected from donors. Reflect on and discuss the engagement and experience of donors and the role and responsibilities of staff within this unit.
- Review and discuss the role and responsibilities of staff in this unit and the interaction of this unit with other laboratory and patient services.
- Attend a ward round and/or clinic at which patients are being monitored following receipt of blood or blood components.
- Follow the progress of one patient and reflect and discuss the patient pathway and the impact of laboratory services.
- Participate in reporting and investigation of adverse reactions to transfusion. Discuss the possible reactions, outcomes and implications for patient care and management.
- Shadow other staff involved throughout the whole transfusion pathway. Report and discuss the roles, responsibilities and impact on both service delivery and patient care throughout the pathway.