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Practical, interactive teaching designed to improve transfusion practice for the non-specialist.

Date: 28 February 2018 and 26 March 2018 (attendance on both dates is required) 
Location: Postgraduate Centre Birmingham
Target: Core Medical and ACCS trainees

When does a patient need blood, plasma or platelets? Are you happy managing complications of transfusion? How do you counsel your patients before giving them blood?

This course is aimed to give you confidence in managing most commonly encountered scenarios relating to transfusion practice. It comprises of two face-to-face days, structured with interactive learning sessions, and three online tutorials using social media. 

During the course we will encourage doctors to undertake a transfusion-related Quality Improvement Programme within their own Trust, providing ideas, support and guidance on topical areas.

We want you to come away from the course ready to apply your knowledge, improve the way you care for patients who may need a transfusion and most importantly to feel enthused about transfusion medicine and haematology.

Note that this course takes place on two separate days, and attendance on both is required. The course also includes three online tutorials. 

Programme 28 February 2018

09.30  Introduction to the course

10.00  What is ‘blood’ and where does blood come from?
           Dr Shruthi Narayan, Consultant Haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant

11.00  Basic transfusion science
           Dr Suzy Morton, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals Birmingham and NHS  Blood and Transplant

11.30  COFFEE

12.00  Transfusion reactions
           Dr Hayder Hussein, ST7 Haematology and BSH West Midlands Regional Lead

12.45  Major haemorrhage
           Dr Jane Graham, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals North Midlands

13.15  LUNCH

14.00  Transfusion alternatives
           Dr Suzy Morton, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals Birmingham and NHS  Blood and Transplant

14.45  Reversal of anticoagulation
          Dr Jane Graham, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals North Midlands

15.45  TEA

16.00  Incident reporting and human factors
          Shruthi Narayan

16.45  Transfusion resources and introduction to online tutorials
           Dr Suzy Morton, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospitals Birmingham and NHS  Blood and Transplant

17.00  Close

Programme 26 March 2018

09.30  Intro/welcome back and recap of learning points

10.00  Indications for transfusion

11.00  COFFEE

11.30  Indications for transfusion continued

12.30  LUNCH

13.30  Interactive cases in groups

14.15  Consent

15.15  TEA

15.45  Question Time

16.15  Finish

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