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Understanding Blood Transfusions Course Online Training

Understanding Blood Transfusions Course Online Training

This Understanding Blood Transfusions online course will provide an introduction to blood transfusions for those not directly involved in blood sampling or the decision to administer blood transfusions.


Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Name each blood group and explain why it is important that patients get the correct blood group during a blood transfusion.
    • Describe how the blood group is determined.
    • Explain the clinical necessity for blood transfusions
    • Explain the benefits and risks of blood transfusions
    • List types of blood products and describe their purpose
    • Give alternatives treatments to blood transfusions
    • Explain the process of blood sampling, blood bag storage procedures, and administration.
    • Describe common patient concerns
    • Know why patient consent for blood transfusions is important and why patients may refuse treatment
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Blood Transfusions – Course Introduction
    • Blood Compliation
    • Knowledge Check – Blood Components
    • Blood Groups 
    • The ABO System
    • The ABO System – Antibodies
    • The Rd Blood Group
    • Knowledge Check – Blood Groups


    Unit 2

    • Deciding to Transfuse – Alternatives
    • Risks of Transfusion
    • Knowledge Check – Risks of Transfusions
    • Blood Sampling
    • Blood Collection from Storage
    • Blood Transfusion Pre- Administration
    • Knowledge Check – Bloof Transfusion Benefits
    • Patient Monitoring
    • Blood Donations
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Blood Transfusions Course free course certificate.


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