Links to trusted courses and learning resources developed by our internal and external partners involved in transfusion medicine are collected and updated regularly. Choose from the categories below to review our expert-recommended courses.
To support physicians, nurse practitioners, medical laboratory technologists, and other healthcare providers in interpreting red cell antigen genotyping reports, Canadian Blood Services has created two online courses. Use the "A quick glance" course for a brief overview of basic report interpretation. For comprehensive information about specific components of the report, use the "Interpreting the red cell antigen genotyping course (coming soon).
A practical, evidence-based guide for front-line physicians on how to treat acquired bleeding. Dr. Andrew Shih, regional medical leader in transfusion medicine at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and one of the website’s contributing experts, highlights key messages from the website in this R.E.D. Blog post.
Blood transfusions help save lives, but have you ever wondered what they are all about? What are they? What happens when a person is getting one? This video contains essential information for patients or anyone interested in the process and purpose of blood transfusions. A video produced by Alberta Health Services.
Educational resources developed with funding from the BloodTechNet program in support of the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.
This course (2 modules) will help the learner to describe pre-transfusion testing, summarize indications for transfusion of red cells, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate, recognize adverse reactions to transfusion, and manage the most frequent transfusion reactions.
The content of this course (1 module) was updated in 2014 and reflects current best practices. It will help the learner explain or describe the risks of transfusion, the significance of the ABO and Rh blood group systems, and what these systems mean in terms of blood compatibility for patients. It provides an overview of blood and blood products, the risks associated with them, and how they should be administered. In addition, it describes the types of transfusion reactions that may occur.
A presentation on behalf of the BC IVIG Neuromuscular Neurology Task Force. The Task Force consists of a Neuromuscular Specialist from every health authority in BC and has established a provincial review panel.
In collaboration with the Nursing Resource Group, the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) is pleased to announce that the “Safe Transfusion Practice” video series* has been updated and is now available for registration through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub.
Videos available on the NAC website that provide a quick reference and overview to the guidelines in the use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates in warfarin reversal. And, a visual guide to reconstituting Prothrombin Complex Concentrates.
Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS) online and classroom courses offered by, or in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health and Island Health.
An e-learning course developed by transfusion medicine subject experts in BC to promote standardized safe transfusion medicine practice among BC physicians and raise awareness of current best practices.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service developed a series of four games that will help you master ABO and Rh typing and compatibility testing methods
Theoretical and practical training program intended for laboratory technicians working in hospital blood banks.
What happens if you get a blood transfusion with the wrong blood type? Even though a patient's own blood type is the first choice for blood transfusions, it's not always available at the blood bank. Try to save some patients' lives and learn about human blood types!
A six module webinar education series available for pathologists.
A series of four technical modules has been developed to assist with Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Surveillance System (TTISS) implementation.