Transporting Blood covers the correct procedures of picking up, transporting and storing red blood cells including checking correct patient and blood component details.
It is designed for hospital orderlies, couriers, porters and patient service staff responsible for picking up blood from a blood fridge, blood transfusion service or blood bank.
It is a stand-alone course which is Module 3 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.
This course contains one module – Picking up blood.
On completion of this module you should be able to:
- explain the importance of checking patient identity when picking up blood
- use the correct procedures for checking the identification details of the patient and the blood component when collecting a blood pack from a transfusion service provider or blood fridge
- transport and store red cells in the appropriate conditions within a hospital setting.
This course takes on average 30 minutes to complete.
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.
|Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT)|
|Australian Red Cross Blood Service|
|Blood Matters Program, Victoria|
|South Australian BloodSafe Program
BloodSafe a South Australian collaboration provides publications including resources for clinical practice improvement, forms and policies for maintenance of blood fridges.
|Blood Watch Program, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW|
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
|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 Transporting Blood 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 Transporting Blood 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.
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.
completed the course assessment.
you revisit the learning content because 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.
or via the Course certificates link on the My courses page.
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.
Thanks to Dr Kathryn Robinson, Ms Bev Quested, Ms Trudi Verrall, for their willingness to be a part of this program.
Subject Matter Experts
Others Involved in Clinical Videos
Patient (Betty Blythe): Suzie Fraser
Hospital Porter/Courier: Peter Ferris
Thanks to Suzie Fraser, Peter Ferris, Trudi Verrall, Rosemarie Farkas and the hospital patients who agreed to be photographed.
Funding for BloodSafe eLearning Australia has been provided by all Australian Governments via the National Blood Authority
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.