Advanced Hematology Resident Training in Immunohematology

Objectives:

  1. Theoretical:
    1. ABO system and discrepancies
    2. Rh system and discrepancies
    3. Other blood groups (Kell, Kidd, Duffy, MNSs, Gerbich)
    4. Direct antiglobulin test
    5. Comparison of gel and tube methodologies
    6. Transfusion reactions
    7. Drug-related hemolysis
    8. Inventory management
    9. Emergency blood release
    10. Massive transfusion
    11. Hemolytic disease of the newborn
    12. Transfusion-transmitted diseases and look-back
    13. Filtration
    14. Irradiation
  2. Practical:
    1. ABO/D typing
    2. Antibody screen
    3. Crossmatch
      1. Immediate-spin
      2. AHG-phase
  1. DAT
  2. Elution
  3. Antibody identification
  4. ZZAP

Clinical Responsibilities (after proven competence):

  1. Evaluation of DAT results
  2. Evaluation of antibody workups
  3. Transfusion reaction workups
  4. Component substitutions for inventory management (excluding Rh-incompatible)

Assessments:

  1. ABO typing and discrepancies
  2. Rh(D) typing and discrepancies
  3. Antibody identification
  4. DAT and drug-related hemolysis evaluations
  5. Transfusion reaction assessments
  6. Post-training

Working Hours:

  1. 0900-1700, Saturday through Wednesday
  2. Must carry pager for clinical responsibilities

Original Date:  26/6/06 for NGHA Riyadh, Reviewed 27/8/20