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Role of Nurses

Nurse-led home blood transfusions highlight new trend in healthcare (9 June 2021) | Related:

Sharp R, Turner L, Altschwager J, Corsini N, Esterman A. Adverse events associated with home blood transfusion: A retrospective cohort study. J Clin Nurs. 2021 Jun;30(11-12):1751-9. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

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.

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.

Diaz B, Corbett A, Camiling-Burke A. Blood and marrow transplantation RN fellowship: design, outcomes, and facilitating transition to practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Dec 1; 22(6):673-5.

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

General / Literature

Akbiyik A, Sari D, Ta kiran N. Student nurses' assessment of medical errors. Creat Nurs. 2021 May 1;27(2):131-7.

CSTM blogs by nurses:

Transfusion Medicine: My FIRST Year (by Crystal Brunk, BSN | RN | Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice| Regional Transfusion Medicine Clinician, PHSA, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC)

Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice, University of Melbourne (by Clare O' Reilly RN | RSCN | Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice | Transfusion Safety Nurse Clinician, Children's Women's Health Centres, Vancouver,BC)

Bankovic Radovanovic P. Quality improvement project: Reducing non-conformities of the samples for haemostasis testing in a secondary healthcare centre through the nurses' education in phlebotomy. Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2020;30(2):020708. Epub 2020 Jun 15. (Free full text)

Castano-Jaramillo LM, Bos A, VanSetters J, Czarnecki L, Cai Y, Chand AQ. Implementation of a nurse-empowered renal anemia protocol in children. Nephrol Nurs J. 2020;47(3):253-67.

Conway A, Gow J, Ralph N, Duff J, Edward KL, Alexander K, et al. Implementing a thermal care bundle for inadvertent perioperative hypothermia: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 May 4;97:21-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Cottrell S. How to safely collect and deliver blood components for transfusion. Nurs Stand. 2021 Nov 3;36(11):79-82. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Cunningham K, DiFilippo H, Henes K, et al. Tisagenlecleucel therapy: nursing considerations for the outpatient setting. (Review) Semin Oncol Nurs. 2021 Jul 30:151178. Epub ahead of print. (Free full text) | PubMed abstract

Di Carlo S, Cavallaro G, Palomeque K, et al. Prehospital hemorrhage assessment criteria: a concise review. J Trauma Nurs. 2021 Sep-Oct 01;28(5):332-8.

Falaki M, Ahmadinejad M, Razban F, et al. The effect of learning management system on ICU nurses' sustained learning about safe blood transfusion: A quasi-experimental study. Health Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 6;5(4):e629. (Free full text) | PubMed abstract

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]

Harvey M, Leary A. Do advanced clinical practitioners have the theoretical knowledge to authorise blood components for transfusion? A cross sectional survey Study. J Clin Nurs. 2021 Oct;30(19-20):2968-77. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

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)

Ikeda K, Nollet KE, Vrielink H, Ohto H. Apheresis education and certification for nurses. Transfus Apher Sci. 2018 Sep 11. pii: S1473-0502(18)30361-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Jumpp S. Evidence-based competency training program for blood product administration. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2021 Jul 1. Epub ahead of print. (Open access) | PubMed abstract

Kaur S, Rattan A, Kumar H, et al. Advanced trauma care for nurses (ATCN): a single-center analysis of trauma nurses knowledge gaps. J Trauma Nurs. 2021 Jul-Aug 01;28(4):258-64.

Kenyon M, Babic A, editors. The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses: Under the Auspices of EBMT [Internet]. (Open access textbook)

NEW Keogh S, Dhanani J, Levido A, et al. Evaluation of a closed loop-blood sampling system in intensive care: A pilot randomised controlled trial. The ENCLOSE trial. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2022 Dec 15:103364. Epub ahead of print. (Free full text) | PubMed abstract

Khosravi S, Dehkourdi NJ, Mousivand F, Gapleh N. Investigation of nurses' readiness levels in different wards of the hospital. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Oct;11(10):6369-74. Epub 2022 Oct 31. (Free full text) | PubMed abstract

Kleib M, Nagle LM, Furlong KE, et al. Are future nurses ready for digital health?: Informatics competency baseline assessment. Nurse Educ. 2022 Sep-Oct 01;47(5):E98-E104. Epub 2022 Mar 25. | PubMed abstract

Korkmaz E, Korkut S, Akkoyun N. A retrospective analysis of transfusion reactions at a tertiary care center: an institutional hemovigilance study. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021 Dec;52(12):581-8. Epub 2021 Dec 1.

Malhotra S, Negi G, Sharma SK, Kaur R. A prospective interventional study to assess the impact of a 'structured compact training' on knowledge and skills of safe blood transfusion practices among nurses working in a tertiary care institute. Transfus Med. 2021 Dec 5. Epub ahead of print.

Miao W, Sibbald SL, Law B, Solh Z. Understanding the nursing practices and perspectives of transfusion reaction reporting. J Clin Nurs. 2022 Mar 25. Epub ahead of print.

Mohd Noor NH, Saad NH, Khan M, et al. Blood transfusion knowledge among nurses in Malaysia: a university hospital experience. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Oct 25;18(21):11194.

Morse LA, Sawh RN. Transfer of care for people with severe forms of thalassemia: learning from past experiences to create a transition plan. J Pediatr Nurs. 2021 Sep 29;61:378-86. Epub ahead of print.

Scott SS, Henneman EA, Nathanson BH, Andrzejewski C Jr, Gonzalez M, Walker R, Martinez VI. Use of a transfusion checklist by student nurses to improve patient safety. J Nurses Prof Dev. 2019 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Neyrinck MM, Vrielink H.  Performance of an apheresis procedure: The apheresis nurse-operator and nursing aspects. Transfus Apher Sci. 2019 Jun;58(3):296-9. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Passerini HM. Contemporary transfusion science and challenges. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2019 Summer; 30(2):139-50.

Phillips JB, Mohorn PL, Bookstaver RE, Ezekiel TO, Watson CM. Hemostatic management of trauma-induced coagulopathy. Crit Care Nurse. 2017 Aug;37(4):37-47. (Free full text)

Roney JK, Long JD, Cason ER, et al. Detecting blood transfusion reactions: What are vital signs anyway? Nurs Forum. 2022 May;57(3):486-90.

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.

Silva A, Arora S, Dhanani S, et al. Quality improvement tools to manage deceased organ donation processes: A scoping review protocol. Nurse Educ Pract. 2022 Mar 5;61:103322. Epub ahead of print.

NEW Simmons K, Piotrowski M, Kweeder S, et al. Implementation of a multimodal interdisciplinary massive transfusion protocol educational bundle improves knowledge and self-efficacy. J Perianesth Nurs. 2023 Jan 9:S1089-9472(22)00450-6. Epub ahead of print.

Tan AJQ, Lee CCS, Lin PY, Cooper S, Lau LST, Chua WL, Liaw SY. Designing and evaluating the effectiveness of a serious game for safe administration of blood transfusion: a randomized controlled trial. Nurse Educ Today. 2017 Aug;55:38-44. Epub 2017 May 6.

Tye J, Long K, Blake N, et al. Caring for COVID's emotional long haulers. Nurs Manage. 2022 Mar 1;53(3):26-35. (Free full text) | PubMed abstract

Wongsa C, Ghiyassi N, Cornelius M, et al. A quality approach to reducing the occurrence of occluded leukocyte reduction filters during platelet transfusion. J Nurs Care Qual. 2021 Jun 30. Epub ahead of print.

Yami A, Darbandi A, Saber E, et al. Assessment the knowledge of blood transfusion in Iranian nurses of Tehran's hospitals. Transfus Med. 2021 Jul 14. Epub ahead of print.


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:

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)

Safe Transfusion Practice videos (view online)

Transfusion Ontario / ORBCoN

Bloody Easy


Pre-administration blood component transfusion bedside check (Patient Blood Management England) | 4:10 min. training video

Nurse whose identity error led to patient is struck off after 18 month suspension (12 Jan. 2018)

Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee Substantive Hearing (27 Oct. and 15 Dec. 2017)


NLRB finds CMC unlawfully fired two nurses to rid itself of union organizing drive, not because they broke transfusion protocols (9 Jan. 2018)

Full NLRB decision on nurses fired for union activity