General Nursing Orientation for Blood Bank 1

When I was affiliated with National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, my staff and I gave weekly new-arrival nursing orientations.  The attached PowerPoint file from 2004 shows the manual system in effect at the time, but it is still illustrative to acquaint new staff on the hospital blood bank as it relates to their nursing duties, including specimen collection, pick up and transfusion of blood components, and adverse effects of transfusion.

I wish to give full credit to Mr. Abdullah Al Khashan, who prepared this file in conjunction with Ms. Editha Durante, the Transfusion Clinical Resource Nurse.  The three of us used to rotate giving this lecture.  This is my version of their presentation (with some minor formatting changes).

Please note: All names used in this presentation are fictitious–no patient data has been exposed.