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New elearning supports the requesting of blood components in emergencies

Rachel Gowland, 17 February 2022
Blood Components

The Blood Component Use in Major Haemorrhage elearning programme was developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) with NHS Blood and Transplant. It aims to support healthcare professionals who request and administer blood components in an emergency, including laboratory staff.

About the elearning session

There are 3 modules in the elearning programme, which explore the key components of a major haemorrhage protocol and appropriate use of blood components in an emergency. They identify the role you might play, whether you are clinical or lab based. The principles of initial empirical and targeted use of plasma components in major haemorrhage are also explained.

The modules also provide an opportunity to compare the features and management of major haemorrhage in different clinical scenarios, including trauma, medical, obstetric and understand the laboratory steps for issuing blood components in an emergency situation.

It is advised to complete all 3 modules to gain a thorough understanding of the blood requesting process. Modules take approximately 20 minutes to complete and certificates are available to download on completion of each module.

Accessing the elearning

To read more about the Blood Component Use in Major Haemorrhage elearning programme, please visit the programme page.

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