BLOOD SERVICE EDUCATION


Rapid-fire 30 minute knowledge transfer sessions. A large array of transfusion topics will be covered by leading experts at a level suitable for early career doctors, nurses and scientists. This series is suitable for general hospital staff, transfusion scientist nurses, blood service medical nursing and scientific staff. The overall learning outcome is to provide an update on topical transfusion science medicine and laboratory issues for general health service staff. Each session provides an overview of an important area and provides plenty of time for questions.

Level: Basic/Intermediate.

Format: Register to attend the online webinar.

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22 November 2017 01:30 - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session will provide an introduction to ABO subgroups: what they are, how we detect them and their significance in transfusion.

Mr Simon Benson is a Senior Transfusion Scientist at the Blood Service.

Guest access

25 October 2017 01:30 - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session covers what DIC is, its causes and occurrences along with the pathophysiology and treatment.

Dr Oi-Lin Lee is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Blood Service.

Guest access

20 September 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm Australia/Sydney

This session will include an overview of the challenges faced by a transfusion laboratory as they perform pre-transfusion testing to find compatible blood for multiple myeloma patients undergoing Daratumumab therapy and how these issues can be resolved.

Ms Kerman Buhariwala is a Medical Scientist in Clinical Services and Research at the Blood Service.

Guest access

23 August 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session provides an overview of the testing provided as part of the pretransfusion testing process.

Ms Helen Stathopoulos is a Senior Transfusion Scientist at the Blood Service.

Guest access

9 August 2017 01:30pm - 02:00 - Australia/Sydney

This session provides an explanation of ISBT128 and changes to the labelling of blood components. 

Ms Dimi Marinakis is a Manufacturing Program Manager at the Blood Service.

26 July 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session provides an overview of exchange transfusions and how to transfuse a neonate.

Dr Ben Saxon is a Transfusion Specialist in the Transfusion Policy and Education Department at the Blood Service.

28 June 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session covers aspects that a clinician, transfusion scientist and the Blood Service need to know about TRALI, its aetology, investigation and management.

Dr Joanne Pink is the Chief Medical Officer at the Blood Service.

17 May 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores the assessment of a patient's clinical status before deciding on a transfusion and discuss some of the practicalities in making this assessment.

Dr Philip Crispin is a clinical haematologist at Canberra Hospital and NSW Southern Area Hospital Network.

19 April 2017 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney

This session provides an overview of the day to day processes and challenges faced by a transfusion laboratory servicing an obstetric and neonatal/paediatric hospital environment.

Mr Arthur Joyce is the Blood Bank Manager at Mater Health Services in Brisbane.

15 March 2017 01:30 - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores the medical management for a patient who refuses a transfusion.

Professor Bernd Froessler is an Anaesthetist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

26 October 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores a cold agglutinin antibody reactions case from a transfusion laboratory and a hospital perspective. 

Mr Economos Zervos is a Medical Scientist with SA Pathology.

Ms Jo Goodwin is a Transfusion Nurse Consultant at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.

5 October 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores the role white cells play and their impact within safe blood transfusion; their effect on recipients' immune response, ability to transmit disease as well as their clinical utility in specific circumstances.

Dr Praveen Pathak is a Haematologist and Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Blood Service.

23 November 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

HLA platelets provide a basic understanding of the causes of thrombocytopenia. This session aims to improve understanding of thrombocytopenic patients' care and transfusion needs.

Ms Clare Davidson is a Transfusion Nurse for Clinical Services and Research at the Blood Service.

24 August 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

Managing patients with clinically significant antibodies poses some unique challenges for their transfusion support, clinical management and their longer term care. The session explores a case involving a patient with such complex transfusion requirements.

Shu Min Wong, Haematology Registrar, Blood Service Registrar

27 July 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

The management of iron deficiency anaemia is one of the patient blood management strategies that can reduce the need for a transfusion.  There are a range of iron preparations.

Ms Barbara Parker is a Clinical Practice Consultant in Patient Blood Management for the BloodSafe Program SA.

22 June 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores the mechanism of coagulation and transfusion support (including cryoprecipitate, platelets and prothrombinex) that may be required to stop bleeding.  

Dr Kobie Von Wielligh is a Haematologist and Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Blood Service.


25 May 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session will discuss the practicalities of IVIg, what can be done in a clinical setting to reduce adverse events, take home messages, and not just criteria for issue. 

Ms Noelene Davies is an SA Immunoglobulin Nurse Advanced Clinical Practice Consultant at SA Health and The Blood Service.

27 April 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

This session explores the clinically significant non ABO red cell blood group systems; their investigation, classification and clinical significance.

Professor Robert Flower is a Transfusion Science Research Program Leader at the Blood Service.

Watch this presentation by Dr James Daly (23 March 2016), outlining the evidence behind the five chosen interventions in transfusion medicine.

Dr James Daly is a consultant Haematologist at QML Pathology.

Watch this presentation by Ms Rhonda Holdsworth (24 February 2016), exploring the decision making process that underpins the allocation of a donor organ to potential recipients.

Ms Rhonda Holdsworth is the National Laboratory Manager for Transplant Services at the Blood Service.

Watch this presentation by Dr Beverleigh Quested (25 November 2015), exploring methods for encouraging audience engagement using current transfusion resources.

Dr Beverleigh Quested is a Transfusion Nurse Educator for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Nursing Advisor to the SA Department of Health's BloodSafe program.