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Blood Transfusion – Clinical

This comprehensive course for clinical staff takes you through an understanding of decisions around transfusion, blood sampling, the collection of blood components from storage and delivery to the clinical area and the administration of blood components.

This course is clearly defined by key areas of learning in blood transfusions. The course is split into four sections, each followed by an assessment to guide the learner through the building of their knowledge. These sections include understanding of blood components, the importance of patient identifiers and communication, handling blood components, and processes relating to safe blood transfusion.

Skills for Health Blood Transfusion - Clinical course
Level: 2
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins approx.
CPD: 2 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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All staff involved in the blood transfusion process which includes decision to transfuse, transfusion blood sampling, collection of blood components from storage, administration and monitoring of a transfusion.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Decision to Transfuse
  • Pre-Transfusion Blood Sampling
  • Collection of Blood Components from Storage and Delivery to the Clinical Area
  • Administration of Blood Components
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, the learner will: 

  • be able to identify the blood components available, know the indications for their use and have an understanding of the available alternatives to transfusion.
  • know the expected benefits, risks and anticipated outcomes of transfusion. 
  • know which equipment and materials are needed for blood sampling including protective clothing for yourself and/or individual. 
  • know the procedure for safe use and disposal of equipment and materials. 
  • be able to identify the common errors related to the collection and administration of blood components and know how to reduce the potential risks. 
  • understand the importance of clear documentation and communication throughout the blood transfusion process and be aware of the information required at each step.
  • know how to raise concerns or report incidents / regarding the administration of components.
  • know where local policies are available.


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