SOP.COL.01.07 – Pre Donation Screening and Registration (Non Collection Team)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.01.07

The purpose of SOP.COL.01.07 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: Some associated documents that are relevant to your role may be included in the lesson, however you must access and read all that are not included.

Manual Handling (Non Collection Team)

Manual Handling

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. The weight of the item is an important factor, but many other factors can create a risk of injury, for example the number of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it,  stretching or other awkward posture you may adopt while doing a task.

What’s the Problem?

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries.

What do I have to do?

To help prevent manual handling injuries in the workplace, you should avoid such tasks as far as possible. However, where it is not possible to avoid handling a load, employers must look at the risks of that task and put sensible health and safety measures in place to prevent and avoid injury. Please ask your Line Manager to show you the trolleys that are available at Loughborough to help you transport large or heavy items.

This is especially relevant if you are part of our Out of Hours team as you will be required to receive the blood and donation kit after a session and transport it to the correct place upstairs in the Technology Centre and there will not always be someone there to assist you.

For any lifting activity

Always take into account:

  • individual capability
  • the nature of the load
  • environmental conditions
  • training

If you need to lift something manually

  • Reduce the amount of twisting, stooping and reaching
  • Avoid lifting from floor level or above shoulder height, especially heavy loads
  • Adjust storage areas to minimise the need to carry out such movements
  • Consider how you can minimise carrying distances
  • Assess the weight to be carried and if you feel you can move the load safely or need any help. If you are alone and need to move heavier kit boxes, consider breaking the load into smaller, lighter loads and transporting them in turn.

Good handling technique for lifting

There are some simple things to do before and during the lift/carry:

  • Remove obstructions from the route.
  • For a long lift, plan to rest the load midway on a table or bench to change grip.
  • Keep the load close to the waist. The load should be kept close to the body for as long as possible while lifting.
  • Keep the heaviest side of the load next to the body.
  • Adopt a stable position and make sure your feet are apart, with one leg slightly forward to maintain balance

Think before lifting/handling. Plan the lift. Can handling aids be used? Where is the load going to be placed? Will help be needed with the load? Remove obstructions such as discarded wrapping materials. For a long lift, consider resting the load midway on a table or bench to change grip.

Adopt a stable position. The feet should be apart with one leg slightly forward to maintain balance (alongside the load, if it is on the ground). Be prepared to move your feet during the lift to maintain your stability. Avoid tight clothing or unsuitable footwear, which may make this difficult.

Get a good hold. Where possible, the load should be hugged as close as possible to the body. This may be better than gripping it tightly with hands only.

Start in a good posture. At the start of the lift, slight bending of the back, hips and knees is preferable to fully flexing the back (stooping) or fully flexing the hips and knees (squatting).

Don’t flex the back any further while lifting. This can happen if the legs begin to straighten before starting to raise the load.

Keep the load close to the waist. Keep the load close to the body for as long as possible while lifting. Keep the heaviest side of the load next to the body. If a close approach to the load is not possible, try to slide it towards the body before attempting to lift it.

Avoid twisting the back or leaning sideways, especially while the back is bent. Shoulders should be kept level and facing in the same direction as the hips. Turning by moving the feet is better than twisting and lifting at the same time.

Keep the head up when handling. Look ahead, not down at the load, once it has been held securely.

Move smoothly. The load should not be jerked or snatched as this can make it harder to keep control and can increase the risk of injury.

Don’t lift or handle more than can be easily managed. There is a difference between what people can lift and what they can safely lift. If in doubt, seek advice or get help.

Put down, then adjust. If precise positioning of the load is necessary, put it down first, then slide it into the desired position.

 

Lastly please use the link below to see a short video on manual handling before completing the Quiz.

Manual Handling Video

 

 

 

SOP.TES.03.06 Dealing with Cross Match Requests (Interactive)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.03.06

The purpose of SOP.TES.3.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • To permit 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
  • Blood aliquot selection must be carried out in a designated clean area
  • Gloves must be worn or clean hands with alcohol applied when handling blood products
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when handling frozen items
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not linked in he following lesson should be reviewed on Nexus as part of your training.

SOP.SIS.01, 02 and 05 Issue of Red Cell and Plasma Products for Canine and New World Camelids and Issue of Consumables

The following course will cover the Standard Operating Procedures around the issue of our blood products and consumable items (SOP)

SOP.TES.04.05 Quarantine, Release and Failing of Blood Products (Interactive)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.04.05

The purpose of SOP.TES.04.05 is to explain the process used to prevent the sale and issue of blood products subject to various blood tests until results have been authorised.

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Release or failure of units in quarantine may only be authorised by the Veterinary Supervisor or an authorised veterinary surgeon using INF/TES/14
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area.

SOP.TES.02.04 DEA1 Blood Typing Alvedia Test

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.02.04

The purpose of SOP.TES.02.04 is to explain the process used to establish the DEA1 blood type of the dog units collected.

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Blood typing must be carried out in the designated clean area
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area.

SOP.QUA.04.06 Non-Conformance Procedure (Interactive)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.QUA.04.06

The purpose of SOP.QUA.04.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • Identify non-conformances that occur within PBB and take the required action to eliminate or minimise risk, reduce the recurrence and make any necessary changes to improve the systems, processes or procedures.

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • This process covers internal and external non-conformances including those that have occurred by a third party or supplier.
  • PBB will work with the supplier to improve the service, however any changes to the supplier’s services or procedures are out with PBB control.

Please Note: Any associated documents listed in the SOP are not included in the following training course, but will be available to access on our secure controlled document site on request.

SOP.QUA.01.04 (Interactive)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.QUA.01.04

The purpose of SOP.QUA.01.04 is to provide you with training on how PBB effectively removes donations and products where a non-conformance has been identified within the production system. This policy relates to single donations/products and group donations/products.

If you are reading this as a document update, any changes that have been made to the document since the previous version will be highlighted in grey so pay careful attention to these.

Restrictions for this MPD:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff that are trained in this procedure.

SOP.PRO.03.09 Division of Canine Plasma Units

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.03.09

The purpose of SOP.PRO.03.09 is to train you with regards to:

  • To dividing prepared plasma units into two equal units

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • All processing of donations must be carried out in the designated clean area with the exception of Fresh Whole Blood where supply is direct from the collection session
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when processing donations
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area
  • Please Note: Some of the associated documents or forms referred to in this SOP will be included in the lesson, however, if there are documents of forms that are relevant to your role you should access them on Sharepoint to complete your training.

SOP.PRO.05.09 Preparation of Canine Cryoprecipitate and Cryosupernatant

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.05.09

The purpose of SOP.PRO.05.09 is to train you with regards to:

  • To process whole blood donations into specific, multiple products

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • All processing of donations must be carried out in the designated clean area with the exception of Fresh Whole Blood where supply is direct from the collection session
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when processing donations
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area

Please Note: Some of the associated documents or forms referred to in this SOP will be included in the lesson, however, if there are documents of forms that are relevant to your role you should access them on Sharepoint to complete your training

SOP.PRO.04.08 Division of Canine Packed Red Blood Cell Units

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.04.08

The purpose of SOP.PRO.04.08 is to train you with regards to:

  • To divide prepared packed red blood cell units into two

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • All processing of donations must be carried out in the designated clean area
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when processing donations
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area

SOP.COL.03.06 Pre-Donation Testing (Packed Cell Volume and Total Solids) Canine (Lab/Dist)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.03.06

The purpose of SOP.COL.03.06 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 in 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: Some of the associated documents or forms referred to in this SOP will be included in the lesson, however, if there are documents of forms that are relevant to your role you should access them on Sharepoint to complete your training

Webinar: Eyes, Ulcers and 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 Neil for a very interesting and informative presentation on yet another application for our plasma.

 

To receive a certificate for this course to enable you to claim 1 hour of CPD please email CPD@petbloodbankuk.org

SOP.COL.06.11 Return of Blood From Donor Sessions

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.COL.06.11

The purpose of SOP.COL.06.11 is to train you with regards to:

  • Ensuring that donated blood is stored and transported in a manner which ensures optimum product quality

If you are reading this as a document update, any changes that have been made to the document since the previous version will be highlighted in grey so pay careful attention to these.

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBBUK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Contract and volunteer drivers must also be trained to this SOP before transporting blood for delivery into the PBB processing Laboratory
  • Contract and volunteer drivers who are only transporting blood will not be trained to this SOP but will be supported by the trained collection and receiving staff at PBB

Please Note: You should also review any associated documents or forms on Nexus that are relevant to your role and referenced in the following lesson as part of your training.

SOP.TES.03.06 Dealing with Canine Cross Match Requests (OOH ONLY)

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.03.06

The purpose of SOP.TES.3.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • To permit 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
  • Blood aliquot selection must be carried out in a designated clean area
  • Gloves must be worn or clean hands with alcohol applied when handling blood products
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when handling frozen items
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not linked in he following lesson should be reviewed on Nexus as part of your training.

SOP.TES.03.06 Dealing with Canine Cross Match Requests

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.TES.03.06

The purpose of SOP.TES.3.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • To permit 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
  • Blood aliquot selection must be carried out in a designated clean area
  • Gloves must be worn or clean hands with alcohol applied when handling blood products
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn when handling frozen items
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated clean area

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not linked in he following lesson should be reviewed on Nexus as part of your training.

SOP.SSM.01.06 – Acceptance and Release of Key Materials

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

The purpose of SOP.SSM.01.06 is to explain the process used to ensure that key materials received from external suppliers are accounted for and tested for suitability before use.

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • Criteria for acceptance testing may only be defined by the Clinical or Managing Director.
  • Quarantined goods may only be released by PBB staff trained in this procedure  and identified on FRM/SSM/01

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relate to your role that are referred to in this lesson and not linked in the lesson must be reviewed on Nexus as part of your training.

SOP.SIS.05.06 Issue of Non Blood Products

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.SIS.05.06

The purpose of SOP.SIS.05.06 is to train you with regards to:

  • Selecting, packing and issuing non-blood products

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBB UK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • All issuing of non-blood products must be carried out in the designated issue area
  • Appropriate protective clothing must be worn
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated issue area

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not linked in the following lesson must be accessed on Nexus as part of your training

SOP.SIS.02.10 Issue of Canine and New World Camelid Red Cell Products

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.SIS.02.10

The purpose of SOP.SIS.02.10 is to train you with regards to:

  • Selecting, packing and issuing canine stored whole blood and packed red blood cell products

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • May only be carried out unsupervised by PBB UK staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • Appropriate protective clothing must be worn when issuing red cell products. Gloves must be worn for handling products or hands must be washed and alcohol gel applied
  • No food or drink may be stored or consumed within the designated issue area

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not linked in the following lesson should be accessed on Nexus to complete your training

SOP.SIS.01.11 Issue of Canine and New World Camelid Frozen Plasma Products

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.SIS.01.11

The purpose of SOP.SIS.01.11 is to train you with regards to:

  • Selecting, packing and issuing canine and new world camelid Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP), Frozen Plasma (FP), Cryoprecipitate (Cryo-P) and Cryo-Supernatant (Cryo-S)

Restrictions for this SOP:

  • This SOP may only be carried out unsupervised by PBB staff who have been trained in this procedure
  • All issuing of plasma products must be carried out in the designated issue area
  • Appropriate protective clothing must be worn when issuing plasma products – Gloves must be worn for handling product or hands must be washed and alcohol gel applied
  • Coolant used for packing of plasma must be between minus 75-85 degrees C
  • NO FOOD or DRINK may be stored or consumed within the designated issue areas

 

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms relevant to your role that are not included in the following lesson should still be accessed on Nexus