Transfusion practitioners (TP) whether known as transfusion nurses, transfusion safety officers, haemovigilance officers or patient blood management (PBM) practitioners play an integral role in the blood management team. In many countries they are the driving influence in clinical blood management activities, including PBM initiatives.
During the congress there will be targeted sessions promoting the TP role. Topics will include patient safety initiatives, strategies to enhance the appropriate use of blood components, and a workshop on how to make data work for you. View the complete programme below.
A networking afternoon tea to meet and exchange ideas across organisations and countries has been included after the success of a similar networking session in London. An online TP Forum will also be launched at this congress to support ongoing networking.
The TP forum has been established for TPs and those who are interested in the role from around the world to get together to learn and share strategies, successes and even the barriers in this emerging area.
I along with all the members of the steering committee look forward to meeting you at the congress.
We hope that you will be able to join us.
Chair-Transfusion Practitioner Forum
|Monday, September 5 ||16.00 - 17.30 ||Patient Safety |
|16.00 - 16.10||INTRODUCING THE TRANSFUSION PRACTITIONERS FORUM|
Shubha Allard (UK) and Linley Bielby (Australia)
|16.10 - 16.35||THE TRANSFUSION PRACTITIONER ROLE USING HAEMOVIGILANCE TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY|
Rozemarijn Deelen (Netherlands)
|16.35 - 17.00||HOW THE TRANSFUSION PRACTITIONER ROLE CAN INVOLVE PATIENTS IN THE TRANSFUSION PROCESS|
Rachel Moss (UK)
|17.00 - 17.25||THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PATIENT SAFETY|
Aman Dhesi (UK)
|17.25 - 17.30||Questions?|
|Tuesday, September 6||16.00-17.30||Best use of data to change practice|
|16.00-17.30||WORKSHOP* – ‘MAKING DATA FUN AND WORK FOR YOU’|
Rozemarijn Deelen (Netherlands), Rachel Moss (UK), Aman Dhesi (UK), Linley Bielby (Australia) and Jens Svanholt Seeberg (Denmark)
|Wednesday, September 7 ||14.00-15.30||Managing blood use appropriately|
|14.00-14.30||SINGLE UNIT TRANSFUSIONS (HOW TO MEASURE PRACTICE – WHAT HAS WORKED)|
Jens Svanholt Seeberg (Denmark)
|14.30-15.00||DIFFERENT STRATEGIES USED TO IMPLEMENT PREOPERATIVE ANAEMIA ASSESSMENT|
Linley Bielby (Australia)
|15.00-15.30||BLOOD USE IN MAJOR HAEMORRHAGE|
Shubna Allard (UK)
|15.30- 16.30||Transfusion Practitioner forum networking afternoon tea|
Linley Bielby (Australia). Rachel Moss (UK), Aman Dhesi (UK), Jens Svanholt Seeberg (Denmark) and Rozemarijn Deelen (Netherlands)
* The workshop 'Making data fun and work for you' will involve delegates working through a series of 'how to stations' facilitated by Transfusion Practitioners.