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Adverse Effects Of Blood Transfusion

 Adverse Effects of Blood Transfusion (9809-10) This course provides the learner a brief overview on the adverse side effects of blood transfusion. This course is designed as a starting point or guideline for technologists specialized in transfusion medicine to learn more about this subject. Version Date: October 2010

Code 9809-10
Level Basic

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Additional Details

PEP hours: 12
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Classify adverse effects of blood transfusions
  • Name the frequently occurring adverse effects
  • Describe signs and symptoms of common transfusion reactions
  • Understand basic etiology of the adverse effects of blood transfusion
  • Conduct a thorough laboratory investigation of transfusion reaction screening and appropriate follow-up actions
  • State the relative risks of various infectious and non-infectious adverse effects of blood transfusion
  • List acute complications of blood transfusion
  • Be aware of rare but documented causes of morbidity and mortality following blood transfusion
  • Suggest preventive measures taken to minimize future risks

Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB
Version Date: October 2010