Transfusion Camp for nurse practitioners is a 3-module education program aimed at increasing knowledge of transfusion medicine and best practices by providing high-quality transfusion training. Materials are prepared by a multidisciplinary transfusion expert team in British Columbia from content developed for Transfusion Camp for post-graduate medical trainees by transfusion experts at the University of Toronto.
How is Transfusion Camp for nurse practitioners delivered?
- Transfusion Camp content is delivered over 3 modules.
- Each module includes didactic lectures and problem-based learning tutorials (seminars).
When and where do I attend Transfusion Camp?
- Learners attend Transfusion Camp through their local leads with the help of a local program coordinator and faculties.
- Local program coordinators send email reminders to registered learners prior to each module to confirm date, time and location. Consult with your local program coordinator for assistance. The downloadable 2022 schedule and location document contains information on how the Camp will be delivered at each site.
How do I get the most out of Transfusion Camp?
- Read the pre-reading publications before each module.
- Attend all modules.
- Actively participate during lectures.
- Actively participate in problem-based learning tutorials (seminars). A guide for participating in the seminars is provided below.
- Refrain from excessive use of interruption devices (mobile phones).
- Arrange not to be on call/service the nights before; and the days of the Camp.
- Complete evaluations.
- Come back to this website to review materials as needed, including the recorded lectures. The Transfusion Camp materials are provided for educational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for the advice of an authorized prescriber and should be assessed in the context of the applicable medical, legal and ethical requirements in any individual case.
What topics are covered by Transfusion Camp?
The topics covered for September 2022 Transfusion Camp are detailed below and in the downloadable Program Brochure.
Pre-course exam (delivered electronically)
Red Cell Transfusion (Dr. Jeannie Callum)
Basic Blood Bank Testing (Dr. Yulia Lin)
Platelet Transfusion (Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
Plasma, PCC & Fibrinogen Concentrate (Dr. Aditi Khandelwal)
Seminar 1A: Triggers for RBC and platelet transfusions
Seminar 1B: Plasma, PCC & Fibrinogen Concentrate
Acute Non-Infectious Reactions (Dr. Cserti-Gazdewich)
Acute & Delayed Transfusion Transmitted Infections (Dr. Steven Drews)
Delayed Non-Infectious Reactions (Dr. Waseem Anani)
Informed Consent (Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
Alloimmunization & Anemia in Pregnancy (Dr. Nadine Shehata)
Pre-operative Patient Blood Management (Dr. Yulia Lin)
Seminar 2A: Transfusion Reactions
Seminar 2B: Consent and Patient Blood Management
Bleeding Assessment & Approach to INR/PTT (Dr. Zachary Liederman)
Reversal of Antiplatelets & Direct Anticoagulants (Dr. Carolyn Elbaz)
Neonatal & Pediatric Transfusion (Dr. Lani Lieberman)
Massive Hemorrhage: Pathophysiology & Evidence based management (Dr. Jeannie Callum)
Massive Hemorrhage Protocol: Translation to the Real World (Dr. Katerina Pavenski)
Seminar 3A: Bleeding Assessment and Anticoagulants/Antiplatelets
Seminar 3B: Massive Transfusion
Post-course exam (delivered electronically)
How do I provide feedback about Transfusion Camp?
- For feedback related to Transfusion Camp, please complete the survey via the LearningHub.
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What is the impact of Transfusion Camp on transfusion practice?
- Learners complete a pre- and a post-exam to evaluate the knowledge gained through attending Transfusion Camp.
- Read our peer-reviewed publication.
Who can I contact for help with this website?
- Access to this website is provided to learners who are registered for Transfusion Camp. Please do not share the site’s password with anyone, instead direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.