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Audit of blood transfusion policy, procedures and administration practice 2011

Extension for data collection and submission to Audit from 18 July 2011 to 8th August 2011

Blood and blood components are administered by a range of staff across hospitals. Access to and knowledge of hospital protocols for blood administration is important for patient safety and organisational risk management. This audit includes both the initial specimen collection for crossmatch and subsequent administration of blood product at the bedside.
The Blood Matters Advisory Committee has identified the area of blood product administration policy and practice as an area for targeted desk and clinical audits in order to determine current practice across the State.

Definition of Policy and Procedure

The policy/procedure document refers to a document that is for hospital-wide use and that is authorised in accordance with hospital clinical policy/procedure processes for such documents [e.g. the hospital executive or delegate is responsible for authorising the document(s)].

Instructions and data collection forms

Instructions and forms for local data collection have been forwarded to hospitals and can also be downloaded if required and are located below.

  Instructions for the audit of blood transfusion policy, procedures and administration practice
  Form: Audit of hospital-wide policy and procedure(s) for blood transfusion – template to complete at desk
  Form: Prospective Audit of Blood Product Administration Practice – template to complete at bedside
  Form: audit of hospital blood product administration practice: one page template

Frequently asked questions

  Step-by-step guide to completing the Prospective Audit of Blood Product Administration Practice

Data submission

All data is to be submitted electronically through the Blood Matters website.

Audit of Blood Product Administration Practice
Policy and Procedure(s) for Blood Transfusion

 
 
Last updated: 27 June, 2011
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