Blood Transfusion Training | Online E-learning

Run a safe and accurate blood transfusion service

With the benefits and risks that blood transfusion presents, it’s vital that every person in your transfusion chain benefits from up to date blood transfusion training - and are aware of the latest practices and regulations that affect them.

Developed by our healthcare professionals, this interactive online blood transfusion training will give you the latest information about blood transfusion and collection safety.

From correctly identifying patients, labelling and record keeping, to risk awareness, legislation and incident reporting, this course covers every essential stage of your blood transfusion service.

Blood transfusion training is fundamental for all types of healthcare organisation who want to train their staff to safeguard against error and run highly effective services.

What will I learn?

By the end of this online blood transfusion e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Outline the basics of transfusion safety
  • Describe the risks and benefits of transfusion
  • Record consent
  • Perform accurate labelling, identification and documentation
  • Correctly order blood products
  • Summarise the transfusion chain
  • Report incidents (SHOT - Serious Hazards of Transfusion)

Who should take this course?

This online Blood Transfusion training e-learning is suitable for anyone who handles blood products and provides blood transfusion services.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. (Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.)

escalla Healthcare courses

escalla Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare education providers, and celebrates over 25 years of working in the health sector.

Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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blood transfusion course Content

  • Better blood transfusion
  • Local policies and procedures
  • Transfusion chain
  • Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)
  • SHOT – in focus
  • Case report
  • Safe and appropriate use of blood
  • Patient identification
  • Labelling
  • Name bands
  • Transfusion tags
  • Consent
  • Informed consent
  • Documentation
  • NHS information leaflet
  • Prescribing blood
  • Emergency transfusion
  • Elective surgery
  • Types of transfusion
  • Managing blood loss
  • Irradiated blood products
  • CMV-antibody negative components
  • Managing blood reactions
  • Competency training
  • Importance of regular training