What's New - May 2015 (By topic)

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General and Country-specific News | Diseases | Industry News | Resource Library | Journals

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UPDATES: BC PBCO manuals: See Resource Library below

TraQ's May newsletter






  • Also see Disease in the News (HIV) below
  • Industry news

    Diseases in the news

    Resource Library / Links

    NEW TraQ's May newsletter

    NEW TM blog: Heart of gold (Musings on sucking $ from body tissues)

    April TM blog:  While my guitar gently weeps (Musings on the seduction of technology)

    @transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)


    BC PBCO Updates:

    Updated: TM Medical Policy Manual Table of Contents (March 2015)

    6.2 Indications for Irradiation of Blood Components (Revised 2015-03-06)

    Updated: Technical Operations Manual: Common Procedures - Other

    OM.0001 Processing a Canadian Blood Services Lookback (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

    OM.0003 Notifying the Lookback Recipient’s Physician (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

    OM.0004 Completing the Documentation and Reporting for a Canadian Blood Services Lookback Notification (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

    OM.0005 Lookback Process Flowmap (v. 1.0, 2015-03-23)

    TMP0011 - Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion (13 Nov. 2014)

    NT 0006: Preparing a Syringe for Emergency Neonatal Red Cell Transfusion

    Technical Operations Manual: TMP0021 - Transfusion Reaction Investigation (Multiple updates, 23 Oct. 2014)

    Reporting Final Results of a Transfusion Reaction to External Agencies - Job Aid TR 0007JA (v 1.3, Oct. 7, 2014)

    Older Resources

    National Advisory Committee on Blood & Blood Products (NAC): Guidelines & Recommendations

    Thrombosis Canada: Clinical Guidelines

    BC Serology Interest Group: Passing the Serology Torch videos (11 videos ranging from~20 to 60 mins.

    BC PBCO and BC TRG: Transfusion Bits and Bytes (6 educational videos for med lab technologists)

    Mobile web apps: BMI (Body Mass Index) Calculator and IVIG Dosing Calculator (For Android, Blackberry, iPhone)

    BC Pathologist Education

    * See TraQ's Resource Library | Nursing resources | Literature clearinghouses | Links | Continuing education | Jobs | Video library

    Journals, etc.

    Free full text papers | * 1 or more Canadian authors

    Free sample journal issues (Jan. 2015 unless indicated otherwise)

    Transfusion (AABB )

    Transfusion Medicine (BBTS): Sample copy (Feb. 2014) | 2014 BBTS meeting abstracts

    Transfusion Medicine Reviews

    Vox sanguinis(ISBT)