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Collecting Blood Specimens

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Introduction

The Collecting Blood Specimens course explains the correct procedures for patient identification, specimen collection and labelling.

It is designed for specimen collectors, phlebotomists and venipuncture staff whose main role is collecting pre-transfusion blood samples.

It is a stand-alone course which is Module 2 of the Clinical Transfusion Practice course. If your role involves prescribing a transfusion, administering blood and monitoring patients during and after a transfusion, it is recommended that you complete the Clinical Transfusion Practice course.

Learning module

This course contains one module – Pre-transfusion samples.

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • explain why correct patient identification is important when collecting blood specimens
  • demonstrate the correct procedure for identifying a patient
  • correctly label a pre-transfusion specimen and complete the necessary forms.

This course takes on average 30 minutes to complete.

Course Details

Endorsement & CPD

BloodSafe eLearning Australia seeks endorsement and allocation of CPD points for courses from medical, nursing and midwifery colleges, societies and healthcare organisations. Further information on professional organisations and CPD points is provided below.

Endorsement

ANZSBT Logo June 05 Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT) 
ARCBS lscape 2010 Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Victorian Blood Matter Logo Oct 11_BM-001 Blood Matters Program, Victoria
Bloodsafe South Australian BloodSafe Program
Bloodwatch Blood Watch Program, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW
Queensland Health

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

NMBoard_web Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Under continuing professional development (CPD) standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia one hour of active learning equals one hour of CPD. User evaluation of the Collecting Blood Specimens course demonstrates that on average it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Therefore it is recommended that 30 minutes be recorded for the purpose of self-directed CPD.
Other Professions and Medical Specialties
User evaluation of the Collecting Blood Specimens course demonstrates that on average it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Therefore it is recommended that 30 minutes be recorded for the purpose of CPD.

Assessment

There is an online assessment of six multiple choice questions at the end of the course.

A minimum grade of 66% (four out of six questions correct) is required to complete the course.

A certificate will be automatically emailed to your registered email address after you have successfully

completed the course assessment.

If you don’t pass a course assessment, you can redo it as many times as you need. It is recommended

you revisit the learning content because the assessment questions may change for each attempt.

You must complete the assessment for this course within three months. If not, then the assessment will need to be commenced again.

You can see a summary of the courses and modules you have successfully completed in My Certificates

or via the Course certificates link on the My courses page.

Development Team


Project Manager

Mr David Peterson

 

Peer Review Group

Thanks to Dr Erica Wood, Dr Amanda Thompson, Mr Ken Davis and the wider group of health professionals who provided evaluation and feedback during the development process.

 

Subject Matter Experts 

Mr David Peterson
Ms Trudi Verrall
Dr Kathryn Robinson
Ms Bev Quested
Dr Ben Saxon

 

Expert interviews

Thanks to Professor James Isbister, Ms Bev Quested, Ms Trudi Verrall, Ms Linley Bielby, Ms Trish Roberts, Ms Tracey Roffey for their willingness to be a part of this program.

 

Others Involved in Clinical Videos

Patient (Betty Blythe): Suzie Fraser

Thanks to Suzie Fraser, Erin Baldock, Carly Emerson, Ian Bone, Rosemarie Farkas and the hospital patients who agreed to be photographed.

 

Educational Design 

Ian Bone

 

Production Team

Production Studio: Digital Media Unit, Centre for Education and Training, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Adelaide, South Australia.
Production Mentor: Richard Sprod
Flash and HTML Programming, Navigation and Usability Design: Danny Csaky
Graphic design: Caroline Schrader & Erin Baldock
Photography: Carly Emerson & Chris Sprod
Video photography: Ian Bone & Chris Sprod
Video production: Ian Bone
3D Animation: Mark English, Vanilla Interactive
Learning Management System: Brightcookie Pty Ltd

 

Funding for BloodSafe eLearning Australia has been provided by all Australian Governments via the National Blood Authority

 

Case studies

Case studies used in this eLearning program are based on real cases reported in Australia and overseas. In order to protect the identity of those involved patient names, demographic information and other details have been changed.