|The National Blood Symposium 2015 was held in Brisbane on the 11th and 12th of June. Jane Howell (Albury Wodonga Health), and Kaylene Bastin (Melbourne Health), winners of NBA awards for Excellence in the Management of Blood.|
Blood Matters Program
The Blood Matters Program is a Victorian state government program for improving the quality and safety of hospital transfusion care to patients.
2014: Clinical audit of elective red blood cell use in medical, surgical and obstetric adult patients
The audit report is currently being prepared and is expected to be available in June 2015.
The report for this audit is available and can be viewed by following the link above.
The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice is a part-time, four subject online program of one year duration, administered by The University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences, and coordinated by UoM Commercial Ltd
For further information please refer to Post Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice webpage
Blood Matters has collected resources from Victorian Transfusion Nurses and Trainers and developed a data collection template. This template is a resource tool and may assist you to collect transfusion data and graphically present the results for your hospital. We have recently updated these templates to reflect feedback from users. Information regarding the impact of these changes to the templates is on the Transfusion data collection tool page.
Blood Matters workshops
Blood Matters has teamed with various health facilities to present a workshop that follows the blood journey from vein to vein to staff who transfuse. It begins with blood donation, processing through to safe transfusion practice and education resources. If you are interested in holding a workshop at your facility please contact us.