Details

Title Quality Systems and the Management of Clinical Incidents in Transfusion Practice
Type Stage One
Code HLS060
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period with respect to the role of quality systems in transfusion practice, 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, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • principles of a quality management system
  • principles and practice of quality assurance and quality control
  • principles and practice of external quality assurance schemes
  • the role of accreditation, standards and guidelines in transfusion
  • the principles and practice of quality audit
  • the investigation and recording clinical incidents
  • reporting of incidents to relevant authorities
  • the role of the Hospital Transfusion Committee
  • the sources and content of relevant legislation, guidelines, standards and product specifications

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:

  • assess compliance of relevant processes and policies with relevant legislation, guidelines, standards and product specifications
  • perform procedures in accordance with the principles of a quality management system
  • adopt Good Documentation Practice and maintain audit trails where appropriate
  • adopt Good Manufacturing Practice and maintain audit trails where appropriate
  • critically evaluate the significance of actual and potential clinical incidents and recommend changes in practice
  • undertake a root cause analysis through the acquisition, collation and appraisal of relevant evidence and information and recommend changes in practice
  • report and escalate findings and recommendations both internally and externally as appropriate

By the end of the training period with respect to the role of quality systems in transfusion practice, trainees will have a range of clinical skills and will be able to:

  • identify, investigate and report quality incidents in accordance with local policies recommending corrective and preventative actions
  • interpret laboratory and clinical findings in relation to post-transfusion incidents
  • interact with internal and external authorities as appropriate
  • initiate the recall of products and initiate other preventative actions

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

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