SOP.COL.03.05 – Pre-Donation Testing (Packed Cell Volume & Total Solids) – Canine

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.03.05

The purpose of SOP.COL.03.05 is to train you with regards to:

  • Packed Cell Volume (PCV) which is determined by centrifuging anti-coagulated blood in a capillary tube (microhaematocrit tube). This separates the blood into layers. The volume of packed red blood cells divided by the total volume of blood tested gives the PCV
  • Total Solids (TS) measures the amount of dissolved solids inย plasma when compared to water using a refractometer

Restrictions for this SOP

  • This SOP may only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Clean Pet Blood Bank UK uniform with name badge should be worn

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be referred to in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses

SOP.COL.07.05 – Post Donation Canine

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.07.05

The purpose of SOP.COL.07.05 is to train you with regards to:

  • Ensuring donors receive refreshments post blood unit collection
  • Ensuring the donor owner/guardian are given post donation instructions
  • Allowing a final check of the donor before leaving the blood collection venue

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Clean Pet Blood Bank UK uniform with name badge should be worn

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone cours

SOP.COL.02.06 – Pre-Donation Sample Collection and Phlebotomy Site Preparation – Canine

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.02.06

The purpose of SOP.COL.02.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • Ensuring that the correct samples for pre-donation and reference laboratory testing are collected in a safe manner
  • To begin preparation of the phlebotomy area

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out by a qualified veterinary surgeon of veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse
  • May only be carried out by staff who have been trained to this SOP
  • Clean PBBUK uniform and name badge should be worn

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses

SOP.COL.01.06 – Pre Donation Screening and Registration – Canine

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.01.06

The purpose of SOP.COL.01.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • Ensuring that only dogs meeting the criteria for donation are accepted by donors
  • Ensuring that the donor dog will not be harmed by the process
  • Ensuring that blood collected is safe for recipients

Restrictions for this SOP are:

  • Selection of donor dogs must always be carried out by a qualified vet
  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Clean PBBUK uniform with name badge should be worn

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses.

SOP.QUA.06.02 Donor Adverse Reaction Procedure

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.QUA.06.02

The purpose of SOP.QUA.06.02 is to train you with regards to:

  • ensuring that donors who have an adverse reaction to the donation procedure receive treatment and preventative care is taken to reduce further issues
  • ensuring that blood collected is safe for recipients
  • ensuring donors are fit and well to donate in the future

Restrictions for the SOP:

  • Decisions on the donor continuing on the donor programme can only be carried out by a qualified veterinary surgeon
  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses

Body Condition Scoring (DAT)

 

The Collection Session Kit

Controlled Document Validator Training

Your role in PBB means you are likely to be involved with the production and review of our controlled documents. Controlled document production must follow a specific process and they must be produced in the appropriate format with the correct content this is usually done by Heads of Department. The controlled document must then be validated by a user familiar with the process the document relates to which could be you.

This training course will explain how to validate a controlled document so you know what to look for and how to make any changes.

Controlled Document Training for Line Managers

Your role as a Line Manager means you are involved in the production of our controlled documents. Controlled document production must follow a specific process and they must be produced in the appropriate format with the correct content.

These training courses will explain the process for document authorship from beginning to end.

The following courses will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.QUA.01.07 & the Controlled Document Procedure SOP.QUA.07.01 for Heads of Department.

The purpose of this training is to explain:

  • How our documents are identified and managed
  • The process for production of a Controlled Document
  • How to validate a Controlled Document

Please note that the author training must be undertaken by any of your team that you ask to produce a controlled document on your behalf. Please notify the Training Department when you wish this training to be allocated to a staff member allowing them time to complete it beforehand.

As you are also likely to validate documents please also watch the validator training. This presentation will be provided to all permanent staff that may be involved in controlled document production or review.

Session Administrator 2020 ATR

Welcome to your 2020 ATR

The ATR is conducted to ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) issued blood banking license, but it also ensures you maintain your knowledge and understanding of our current processes and provides an opportunity for you to identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MPDs that form the annual review for your role as the PBB Session Administrator. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

 

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Monday 30th November at midnight, after which the Training Department will print and store your certificate.

Once you have completed your ATR, if you would like further training in any area please contact the Training Department ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best wishes!ATR 2020

Post Session Coordinator 2020 ATR

Welcome to your 2020 ATR

The ATR is conducted to ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) issued blood banking license, but it also ensures you maintain your knowledge and understanding of our current processes and provides an opportunity for you to identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MPDs that form the annual review for your role as the PBB Post Session Coordinator. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

 

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Monday 30th November at midnight, after which the Training Department will print and store your certificate.

Once you have completed your ATR, if you would like further training in any area please contact the Training Department ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best wishes!ATR 2020

Session Coordinator 2020 ATR

Welcome to your 2020 ATR

The ATR is conducted to ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) issued blood banking license, but it also ensures you maintain your knowledge and understanding of our current processes and provides an opportunity for you to identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MPDs that form the annual review for your role as the Session Coordinator. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

 

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Monday 30th November at midnight, after which the Training Department will print and store your certificate.

Once you have completed your ATR, if you would like further training in any area please contact the Training Department ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best wishes!ATR 2020

Host Venue Coordinator 2020 ATR

Welcome to your 2020 ATR

The ATR is conducted to ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) issued blood banking license, but it also ensures you maintain your knowledge and understanding of our current processes and provides an opportunity for you to identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MPDs that form the annual review for your role as the Host Venue Coordinator. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

 

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Monday 30th November at midnight, after which the Training Department will print and store your certificate.

Once you have completed your ATR, if you would like further training in any area please contact the Training Department ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best wishes!

Donor Supervisor 2020 ATR

Welcome to your 2020 ATR

The ATR is conducted to ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) issued blood banking license, but it also ensures you maintain your knowledge and understanding of our current processes and provides an opportunity for you to identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MPDs that form the annual review for your role as the Donor Supervisor. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

 

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Monday 30th November at midnight, after which the Training Department will print and store your certificate.

Once you have completed your ATR, if you would like further training in any area please contact the Training Department ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best wishes!

Transfusion Reaction Scenario for Laboratory Manager

As Transfusion Reactions are infrequent (thankfully), you have been issued this course to enable us to evidence your competency when handling a potential transfusion reaction.

Please follow all instructions and complete all questions and tasks. You will need access to an editable version of FRM/QUA/16 Transfusion Reaction Analysis Report, the core storage temperature records, Vet Connect and our saved donor/laboratory records to complete all tasks.

VN Webinar 2: How to Prepare for and Monitor a Transfusion

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 1st September 2020 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality transfusion medicine CPD.

On completion of this webinar you will be issued with a certificate and the webinar will contribute 1 hour of CPD.

SOP.TES.03.04 Dealing with Cross Match Requests

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.03.04

The purpose of SOP.TES.3.04 is to train you with regards to:

  • Permitting safe supply of compatible blood products to the patients being treated by customers

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out by unsupervised by PBBUK Staff who have been trained in this procedure

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses

Webinar: Primary Haemostatic Defects: IMTP and Thrombocytopenia

Transfusion Medicine CPD.

We are very fortunate to be supported by some amazing veterinary specialists and veterinary nurses that give willingly their time, knowledge and experience so that we can continue to support you, whilst you treat and nurse the nation’s pets.

Thank you Mark Dunning for this wonderfully engaging and enjoyable presentation on platelet disorders.

In patients with haemostatic disorders it can be difficult to determine whether this is primary or secondary or anything more complicated. This fundamentally impacts both treatment and prognosis. Mark will discuss how to approach animals with primary haemostatic disorders and the current options for management in primary care practice particularly when restrictions such as those imposed by Covid are in place.

On completion of this webinar you will be issued with a certificate and the webinar will contribute 60 minutes of CPD.

Webinar: Clotting Disorders and the Use of Plasma

Transfusion Medicine CPD.

We are very fortunate to be supported by some amazing veterinary specialists and veterinary nurses that give willingly their time, knowledge and experience so that we can continue to support you, whilst you treat and nurse the nation’s pets.

Thank you Fergus Allerton for this wonderfully engaging and enjoyable presentation on clotting disorders.

This talk will cover disorders of secondary haemostasis. Fergus will explain the clotting cascade, which clotting factors are important and how can we measure any deficiency and discuss the treatment of acquired and congenital coagulation disorders including the use of blood products.

On completion of this webinar you will be issued with a certificate and the webinar will contribute 60 minutes of CPD.

Webinar: Pre-Transfusion Recipient Screening

Transfusion Medicine CPD.

We are very fortunate to be supported by some amazing veterinary specialists and veterinary nurses that give willingly their time, knowledge and experience so that we can continue to support you, whilst you treat and nurse the nation’s pets.

Thank you Ludivine Boiron for this relevant and comprehensive update on canine and feline blood types and evidence on current recipient compatibility screening.

The use of blood transfusions in veterinary practice has increased dramatically in recent years. Providing safe and effective transfusion therapy is essential.
Acute haemolytic transfusion reactions due to blood group incompatibilities between recipient and donor are serious complications, but are mostly avoidable when transfusing dog and cat blood typed and cross matched blood.
During this webinar, Ludivine will review the different blood types of these two species, the ones we all know but also those which were discovered recently and will describe the utility and application of different techniques of blood typing and cross matching.

On completion of this webinar you will be issued with a certificate and the webinar will contribute 90 minutes of CPD.