Nursing CPD Institute

Australian Blood Administration Component Therapy

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 21 October 2021
In this session, we will explore the care requirements of a patient receiving living component therapy. The Blood Book has been developed to assist Australian health professionals in safe bedside transfusion practice.

Tags:

“Explore the use of red cell transfusion and storage”

Course Content

The Blood Book has been developed to assist Australian health professionals in safe bedside transfusion practice. For additional information refer to national standards and guidelines, local health service, institution or hospital policies and procedures, and specific product information.

“Your patient may require a transfusion of fresh components. These are collected by either whole blood donation or an apheresis donation of plasma and platelets. Each component serves a specific clinical purpose and patients may receive more than one of these components, depending on their clinical requirements.

Your patient is receiving a living component that requires unique care. Safe transfusion starts with you.”

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of component therapy
  • Explore the use of red cell transfusion and storage
  • Investigate platelet component therapy
  • Understand the use of plasma 
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