Details

Title Preparation, Testing, Labelling and Storage of Blood Components
Type Stage One
Code HLS058
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training with respect to the preparation, testing, labelling and storage of blood components, the trainee will be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform 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

Knowledge and understanding

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:

  • the preparation of standard and non-standard blood components
  • donation phenotyping and testing for microbiological markers
  • specifications for blood components including labelling
  • storage and transport requirements for all blood components
  • storage lesions and their clinical significance
  • bacterial monitoring of blood components
  • mandatory and additional testing of donations
  • the treatment of donations which test positive for microbiological markers
  • the benefits of universal leucodepletion
  • the elements of blood component labels

Technical and clinical skills

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 technical procedures and laboratory skills and will be able to:

  • prepare standard and non-standard blood components
  • test blood donations – mandatory and additional testing
  • perform quality assurance checks and assure the safety of component preparation and donation testing
  • perform confirmatory testing of donations testing positive for microbiological markers

 

By the end of the training period with respect to the preparation, testing, labelling and storage of blood components, trainees will have a range of clinical skills and will be able to manage the:

  • processes for the preparation, testing, labelling and storage of products collectively to assure the safety and efficacy of blood transfusion therapy
  • consequences of testing failures and actions necessary
  • processes for microbiological “look back” for components suspected of transmitting infection
  • processes for product recall

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HLS1-6-20 Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion [v1] View