Blood Component Use in Major Haemorrhage - elearning for healthcare
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About the programme

This elearning programme has been developed to support you in ordering blood components in a major haemorrhage scenario. The modules aim to develop your understanding of what a major haemorrhage is and identify potential settings in which this might occur. You will also develop an understanding of which blood components are appropriate to use in the different major haemorrhage scenarios.

By working through the modules, you will learn about the key components of a major haemorrhage protocol and 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 will be 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 ordering process.

Primary and secondary audiences

This content is relevant to all roles that handle blood and blood transfusion as part of their role. It is also relevant for haematology laboratory staff.

More information

An additional video called Delayed Transfusions in Major Haemorrhage, produced by the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) may be of interest to learners. The video provides an overview of the transfusion delays in major haemorrhage situations that have been reported to SHOT. It highlights the key steps that need to be taken to prevent delays and promote patient safety.

To access the video, follow the link and scroll to the Delayed Transfusions in Major Haemorrhage video.

Meet the team

  • Anne Davidson – Project Lead – Patient Blood Management – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Joanne Shorthouse – Patient Blood Management Practitioner – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Selma Turkovic – Patient Blood Management Practitioner – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Charlotte Longhorn – Patient Blood Management Practitioner – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Joanne Bark – Patient Blood Management Practitioner – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • Dr Catherine Booth – Consultant Haematologist – NHS Blood and Transplant and St Barts Hospital
  • Adam Foulkes – Digital Learning Consultant – NHS Blood & Transplant
  • elfh PGM – Jon Guy
  • elfh PM – Jen Plested
  • elfh Comms lead – Rachel Gowland

How to access

In order to access any elfh programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Blood Component Use in Major Haemorrhage programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Blood Component Use in Major Haemorrhage programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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