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Role of Nurses

Adams KW, Tolich D. Blood transfusion: The patient's experience. Am J Nurs. 2011 Sep;111(9):24-30.

Dalrymple K, Watson D. Ten years of transfusion practitioners and better blood transfusion in Scotland. Nurs Manag (Harrow) 2014 Feb 27;20(10):27-30.

Davis K, Hui CH, Quested B. Transfusing safely: a 2006 guide for nurses. Aust Nurs J 2005 Dec-2006 Jan;13(6):17-20.

Gray A, Melchers R. Transfusion nurses. The way forward. In: 2000-2001 SHOT Report (see bookmarks - "transfusion nurses", p. 21).

General / Literature

Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice. Site designed to accompany  textbook (Nurse as Educator) but can be used as stand-alone resource.

Evidence-based nursing resources

Perspectives from Dec. 15 issue of N Engl J Med featuring nursing practice:

Fairman JA, Rowe JW, Hassmiller S, Shalala DE. Broadening the scope of nursing practice. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 15.

Aiken LH. Nurses for the future. N Engl J Med 2010 Dec 15.

NEW Flood LS, Higbie J. A comparative assessment of nursing students' cognitive knowledge of blood transfusion using lecture and simulation. Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 May 27. pii: S1471-5953(15)00089-X. [Epub ahead of print]

Hijji B, Parahoo K, Hossain MM, Barr O, Murray S. Nurses' practice of blood transfusion in the United Arab Emirates: an observational study. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] (Observational audit of practice)

Sellu DH, Davis RE, Vincent CA. Assessment of blood administration competencies using objective structured clinical examination. Transfus Med. 2012 Dec;22(6):409-17.

Stout L. Nurses' perceptions of transfusion training: an evaluation. Br J Nurs. 2013 Jan 24-Feb 13;22(2):S22-8.

USA (National Association of Neonatal Nurses): Prevention of acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus in newborns. Position Statement #3049. NANN Board of Directors, March 2010.Literature

Also see Audits (TraQ library)


Online Post-graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice (School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Blood Matters: Audit of blood transfusion policy, procedures and administration practice, 2011 (useful data collection forms)

BloodSafe e-learning (Australian CE modules)

ARC Blood Service

Does my patient require irradiated blood components?

BloodSafe Checklists- See Safety Resource Files for conditions of use:

Nursing admin checklist (Sept. 2008)

Red cell transfusion audit checklist for patient's notes (Dec. 2008)

Blood Matters: Transfusion nurse resources (e.g., job description, value of transfusion nurse)



Documents developed for the BC Transfusion Transmitted Injuries and Surveillance System (TTISS):

TTI 0001 Quick Reference Guide - Response to Transfusion Reaction

TTI 0002F Model Transfusion Reaction Report Form (lacks section that serves as blood collection record)

TTI 0003F Model Transfusion Reaction Report Form (includes section that serves as blood collection record)

Safe Transfusion Practice videos (view online)

Transfusion Ontario / ORBCoN

Bloody Easy for Health professionals

Bloody Easy for Blood Administration

Blood Easy Lite