DSM’s Transfusion Medicine discipline is responsible for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all blood bank and crossmatch operations, development of utilization management strategies and operationalizing implementation of new products/initiatives. The discipline works collaboratively with external partners such as Canadian Blood Services (CBS), Manitoba Health, Regional Health Authorities and health care professionals to ensure best practices within the province.
In Winnipeg, DSM’s Transfusion Medicine services are limited to blood bank services as cross-matching is done by CBS. In rural areas and Brandon DSM is responsible for both blood bank services and cross-matching. The discipline is responsible for overall education of clinical and laboratory staff in best practices and appropriate utilization.
|160-INV-07||Receiving Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives|
|160-INV-11||Temperature Check of Blood and Thawed Components on Receipt|
|160-INV-12||Visual Inspection of Blood, Blood components and Derivatives|
|160-INV-14||Issuing Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives|
|160-INV-15||Issuing of Blood, Blood Components within a facility|
|160-INV-17||Transport of Blood Blood Components and Derivatives within a facility|
|160-INV-18||Inter-facility Shipping of Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives|
|160-INV-19||Documenting the final disposition of Blood, Blood Components and Derivatives|
|160-MP-01||Patient Identification and Specimen Procurement|
|160-QC-13||Alarm Response Malfunction|
Best Blood Manitoba
Best Blood Manitoba is an initiative of the Manitoba Provincial Transfusion Practice Advisory Committee to provide accessible and current information on blood for patients and healthcare providers. DSM and our Transfusion Medicine team play an important role in this initiative, also working with medical and nursing staff, Blood Conservation Services and Canadian Blood Services to meet Best Blood Manitoba’s vision of a vein-to-vein transfusion practice service that supports rational and safe transfusion practices for all Manitobans.
The Best Blood Manitoba (BBM) website http://bestbloodmanitoba.ca is a resource and reference on the subject of Transfusion Medicine.