SOP.PRO.07.03 – Production of Canine Whole Blood – Stored

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.07.03

The purpose of SOP.PRO.07.03 is to train you with regards to:

  • Produce canine whole blood from canine whole blood donations

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

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.PRO.02.09 – Separation of Canine Whole Blood into Packed Red Blood Cells and Fresh Frozen Plasma

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.02.09

The purpose of SOP.PRO.02.09 is to train you with regards 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
  • 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: 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.PRO.01.10 – Receipt of Canine Donations for Processing

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.01.10

The purpose of SOP.PRO.01.010 is to train you with regards to:

  • Receive and Reconcile donated units ensuring that transport and storage criteria have been met.

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: 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

Line Sealing Training

The following lesson covers the different methods of permanently sealing the collection line following the donation. Underdraw units must be sealed and labelled in the same way as a full draw.

 

PBB Veterinary Surgeon Training Course

Before completing this course, please ensure you have completed the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) course and quiz.

SOP.TES.03.05 Dealing with Canine Cross Match Requests

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

The purpose of SOP.TES.3.05 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 will be touched upon in this course, however these will also be available in more detail as stand alone courses

Webinar: Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma

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 Emma and Neus for a very interesting discussion on this newly recognised condition and the current evidence regarding management.

This webinar will cover a brief recap of coagulation, pathophysiology of acute coagulopathy of trauma and its evidence-based management.

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

MPD.QUA.03.05 – Change Management

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.QUA.03.05

The purpose of MPD.SIT.03.05 is to provide you with training on how PBB ensure that all changes to critical systems and eqipment are carried out in a controlled manner that presents no threat to products, donors or customers.

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:

  • N/A

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

***EXPIRED*** SOP.PRO.09.02 – Receipt of New World Camelid Donations for Processing

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.09.02

The purpose of SOP.PRO.09.02 is to train you with regards to:

  • Receive and Reconcile donated units ensuring that transport and storage criteria have been met.

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: 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

***EXPIRED *** SOP.PRO.01.09 – Reciept of Donations for Processing

The following course will cover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) SOP.PRO.01.09

The purpose of SOP.PRO.01.09 is to train you with regards to:

  • Receive and Reconcile donated units ensuring that transport and storage criteria have been met.

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: 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.01.04 Recall Procedure

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.

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

***EXPIRED*** MPD.SIT.01.09 – PBB Staff Induction and Training Process

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.SIT.01.09

The purpose of MPD.SIT.01.09 is to provide you with training on how PBB ensure that staff are trained according to their role and responsibility and how that training ensures that the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are covered and that staff are trained to the PBB Standard Operating Procedure for each task.

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:

  • N/A

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

MPD.SSM.01.06 – Selection and Approval of External Suppliers

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.SSM.01.06

The purpose of MPD.SSM.01.06 is to provide you with training on how PBB ensures that all critical materials and services sourced from external suppliers have been selected and audited as suitable.

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:

  • This MPD does not cover financial aspects of supplier audit or financial benefits to PBB.

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

MPD.EQU.01.04 Pet Blood Bank Equipment Procedure

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.EQU.01.04

The purpose of MPD.EQU.01.04 is to provide you with training on how PBB classifies its equipment and the servicing and maintenance that takes place to ensure the equipment is functioning correctly.

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 by staff trained to this procedure. No equipment can be put to use until full validation and acceptance procedures have been completed.

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

MPD.ADM.02.02 – New World Camelid Service

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.ADM.02.02

The purpose of MPD.ADM.02.02 is to provide you with an overview of our New World Camelid Service.

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:

  • The process detailed may only be performed by trained staff

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

MPD.QUA.04.07 – Self Inspection (Internal Audit)

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.QUA.04.07

The purpose of MPD.QUA.04.07 is to train you with regards to how PBB ensures that a regular, documented self inspection of all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are carried out.

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:

  • Can only be performed by staff members that have received internal auditing training or external auditors who have completed a recognised training course evidenced by a certificate.

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

Laboratory Processor ATR 2020

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 MDPs that form the annual review for your role as the Laboratory Manager. 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.

The course needs to be completed on a PC or laptop and the screen size may need adjusting for the drag and drop exercises to ensure all words and spaces are visible so they can be completed.

 

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

Best wishes!

MPD.QUA.02.08 – Management Quality Review

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.QUA.02.08

The purpose of MPD.QUA.02.08 is to train you with regards to how PBB ensures that a regular, documented formal review of all aspects of the Quality System is carried out.

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:

  • N/A

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms referred to in this course will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request from the Training Department.

MPD.QUA.01.08 – Production and Management of GMP Related Documents

The following course will cover Management Process Description (MPD) MPD.QUA.01.08

The purpose of MPD.QUA.01.08 is to train you with regards to:

  • Ensure that documents are produced in standard formats
  • Ensure that all GMP related documentation is controlled
  • Ensure that standardised and recorded training is maintained

Restrictions for this MPD:

  • N/A

Please Note: Any associated documents or forms will be referred to in this course, however they will be available via our secure document site Nexus or on request.

Audit Preparation

Audit Preparation

As part of our Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) inspections, Pet Blood Bank want to make sure that our team know what to expect during an audit and also give some helpful advice on how to deal with the audit/auditors when they are with us.

The VMD usually inspect PBB every 33 months, however this is risk based so if they are concerned with anything in the inspection they may come sooner.

The following presentation has been written and is presented by Gordon Nicholson who has a wealth of knowledge in not only the blood transfusion industry but also years of experience dealing with Auditors.  The old adage ‘been there, done that’ really applies to Gordon and his audit history!

Meet Gordon

Gordon worked for 40 years for the Blood Transfusion Service, both in Scientific and technical roles and latterly in management. Following retirement in 2013 I set up a consultancy for Medical Devices and spent 3 years in France as the Research & Development Director for Macopharma, the company who currently supply 100% of the blood collection packs used by the Blood Service in England. On returning to the UK last year I am now in the process of setting up an Research & Development laboratory in the UK for Macopharma and one of our tasks is to assist in the production of blood collection packs for cats.