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Modified on: 
Oct 15, 2021

Welcome to the home of the NHLAAC Journal Club

Starting in November 2019, the NHLAAC committee conducted its first ABHI accredited Journal Club presentation with the goal of providing a venue for Canadian HLA professionals to continue their education, knowledge sharing, and receive ABHI CE credits.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 15, 2021

The approach to transfusion in emergent situations varies dramatically depending on the clinical scenario. The clinician’s assessment of the rapidity of bleeding, the severity of hemorrhage or amount of blood lost, and the clinical stability of the patient will determine the transfusion strategy.

Transfusion
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

Professional education curriculum and learning modules can be found at the links below. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

Professional education curriculum and learning modules can be found at the links below. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. The e-learning tissue continuing education module is titled: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

Increasing tissue donation in deaths occurring out of hospital

Welcome to the Canadian Blood Services continuing education registration page

Our education portal now offers the following course: Increasing Tissue Donation in Deaths Occurring Out of Hospital

To register, click here. Once registered, you will receive a link to the course portal.  

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is an organ donation curriculum for health professionals that enhances competencies in the identification and care of potential deceased donors and their families. The Canadian Clinical Guide to Organ Donation is a free self-directed, interactive, online e-learning course featuring case scenarios.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 7, 2021

Health care professionals in donation and transplantation are invited to attend a series of webinars focusing on psychological first aid, grief and loss, and moral distress, within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A severe mass event like this pandemic can cause the general public and those affected by COVID-19, including health care workers, to be mentally impacted. Psychological First Aid is an intervention method that can help people in distress during these challenging times.

Organs and Tissues
Modified on: 
Oct 6, 2021

Contributors: Utsav Patel, Canadian Blood Services manager of plasma protein products (PPP) formulary; Steven Drews, associate director of microbiology at Canadian Blood Services; Dimpy Modi, research analyst at Sunnybrook

NOTE: This information reflects evidence available at time of publication.

1.    Is Canadian Blood Services monitoring levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in plasma donations?

Last updated: October 5, 2021.

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