Blood transfusion, if used safely and appropriately, will improve the quality of life or be a life saving treatment for many patients.
Learnbloodtransfusion is a suite of e-learning courses that have been developed by the UK Blood Services and are reviewed regularly by a UK-wide editorial board. It has been developed to ensure that all healthcare workers can participate safely in the transfusion process, in line with the Health Service Circular, Better Blood Transfusion - Safe and Appropriate Use of Blood (2007).
The interactive e-learning materials offer healthcare workers the opportunity to practise skills relevant to:
Each e-learning session includes a self-assessment exercise and the option to download and print off a certificate of successful completion if a score of 80% or more is achieved.
Learnbloodtransfusion is supported by:
UK Blood Services
The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme
The National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC), England and the respective committees in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Republic of Ireland
To find out how to access the e-learning materials, see More Information.