Welcome to our online course on haemovigilance in the UK, where we will discuss the latest developments and trends in transfusion safety.
By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in haemovigilance and the tools and resources available to improve transfusion safety.
Blood transfusions are a vital medical intervention, but they also carry inherent risks. Haemovigilance is the process of monitoring and assessing these risks in order to improve the safety and quality of transfusion practice.
This course will cover key topics such as the 2021 SHOT report, which highlights the latest data on adverse events associated with blood transfusion. We will discuss the most common adverse events as well as the importance of incident investigation and reporting.
We will also explore the resources available through the SHOT scheme, including the SHOT database, which provides detailed information on transfusion-related incidents and trends.
We will use video tutorials with English captions and an end-of-course assessment that awards a certificate upon successful completion.
It is estimated this course will take you 1 hour to complete.
The target audience for this course are:
- Biomedical scientists/medical laboratory scientists
- Haematology trainees and consultants
- Haematopathology trainees and specialists
Your course certificate will be available for download after successfully completing the course assessment. If you have difficulty downloading your certificate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
In line with Royal College of Pathologists (UK) advice, an activity should only be claimed for if an educational benefit has been gained by performing the activity.
The course is accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) for 1 CPD point.
About our tutor
Tony Davies BSc(Hons) MSc FBBTS
Tony has worked in Transfusion since 1980, becoming Chief BMS in 1989, then Transfusion Practitioner in 2003, and moving to a joint role with SHOT and the NHSBT PBM Team in 2007. He was a member of U.K. Better Blood Transfusion Network, BSH guideline writing group, and Associate Lecturer in BSc/MSc Biomedical Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since retirement he has supported the BBTS MSc course at Swansea University and is currently editor of BBTS Bloodlines.