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 & the Controlled Document Procedure SOP.QUA.07  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.

VN Webinar: 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

To receive a certificate for this course to enable you to claim 90 minutes of CPD please email CPD@petbloodbankuk.org

VN Webinar: Canine Blood Types and Pre-transfusion Compatibility Testing

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 9th June 2020 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality transfusion medicine CPD.

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

Webinar: Diagnostic Approach to & Management of Common Canine Coagulopathies

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 12th May 2020 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality 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 Monica for this interesting and informative presentation.

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

Webinar: Introduction to Feline Transfusion Medicine

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 21st April 2020 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality transfusion medicine CPD.

This webinar is the last in a series of 4 recorded with The Webinar Vet.

PBB UK has many more specialist webinars scheduled to be made available both live and recorded over the next 12 months, so please check our CPD area regularly.

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

Quality Training Course

The following video lessons cover a couple of the critical roles of the Quality Administrator. They are best viewed full screen on a laptop or desktop computer.

Processing Training Course

The following course contains a series of training videos on how to process full units of packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma from the whole blood units collected on a session.

This training course is best viewed before the Orderwsie – Adding Units course, which explains the next step of processing which is building all the units on the Orderwise system.

Induction – Permanent (Non-Collection Team)

Now you know a bit more about the organisation and how we started you should complete the following lessons. These provide more information about how PBB UK works as your employer to train and support you and of some of the key areas you need to be aware of.

Induction – Permanent Collection Team

Now you know a bit more about the organisation and how we started you should complete the following lessons. These provide more information about how PBB UK works as your employer to train and support you and of some of the key areas you need to be aware of.

Values Based Recruitment – Manager Guidelines

Introduction

Why do we use a Values-Based Approach?

A values-based approach to recruitment helps us attract and select employees whose personal values and behaviours align with the values of Pet Blood Bank.

Evidence suggests that values-based recruitment is a good recruitment practice and benefits both the individual and the organisation.  Staff whose values align with that of their employer report greater workplace satisfaction and motivation; employees are less likely to leave an organisation with whom they share values and likely to work more effectively in teams to deliver excellent service.

 

What are Values?

Values are a set of beliefs that people hold about what is right or wrong. They influence what we do and who we are, what we believe is important, the way we live and how we treat others.

Values can be described as evaluative.  They guide individuals’ judgements about appropriate behaviour both for themselves and for others. Values also influence behaviour, although this relationship is complex and there are other influential factors including knowledge, skills, experience, personality and motivation.

Organisational values describe the culture or ‘the way things are done around here’.  These values are often linked to an organisation’s vision, goals and strategy.

Pet Blood Bank is built on strong values, they are the threads that bind us as a charity. We are caring and have welfare at our core, but we are also pioneering and will push to the next level while staying grounded and real, knowing what is possible. Most importantly, consistency is key, which is why every team member must know, understand and embody our values. They must be applied to everything we do.

‘Recruit for values, train for skills.’

 

This training course explains how our values are embedded and applied in our recruitment process as well as discussing how to plan and conduct an interview along with some useful questioning techniques.

Once completed, you can reference this course whenever you are going to conduct an interview to refresh yourself on the guidance so the interview can be carried out effectively and we can recruit the right  individuals into our organisation.

Performance Management & Appraisals

Course Overview

At Pet Blood Bank UK, we want to support our teams with their personal and professional development, to ensure they are competent, happy and aspiring and we want to embed our values in everything we do.

In addition, it is our duty to ensure that each individual adheres to our processes and policies whilst at work, conducts themselves in a professional and responsible way, interacts respectfully with everyone they encounter and works cohesively to support the charity in achieving it’s goals.

With that in mind the following lessons have been created to explain the way in which you, as a line manager, contribute to this.

The course will cover the organisations appraisal process and performance management.

On completion of the course, complete the short interactive activity.

PBB UK Media Training

Introduction

At Pet Blood Bank, we are very lucky to receive a lot of media attention. When people first hear about us, they are often fascinated that such a thing exists and eagerly want to learn more. This lends itself very well to positive and engaging conversations, perfect for the media.

Media interviews are a wonderful opportunity for us to talk directly to an audience about Pet Blood Bank. They are a free advertisement in a prime location.

This course will teach you the golden rules of communication. It will demonstrate how to communicate clearly and simply, and it will give you the skills you need to give your best interview. The media will amplify our message but for this to work, we need to have a strong message to give.

 

 

We must use the media to our advantage and play to our agenda. We use every interview as an opportunity to put across what we want to say. This course will teach you how to do that.

VS & VN CPR Refresher 2019

The following presentation is based on the RECOVER Initiative CPR guidelines and intended to be a quick refresher on how to perform CPR in the event that a donor becomes unresponsive whilst on session.

 

VN WEBINAR: Canine Blood Transfusions: Why and when, who and how

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 4th December 2019 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality transfusion medicine CPD.

This webinar is the third in a series of 4 that will be made available from September 2019 to April 2020. The next free webinar will be Live on The Webinar Vet on 21st April 2020 and is titled: An Introduction to Feline Transfusion Medicine. The webinar will then be made available a few days later on the PBB UK website to view anytime.

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

 

Speaker Biography: Kate Murphy BVSc (Hons) DSAM DipECVIM – CA FRCVS PG Cert (HE)

Kate has been working in referral internal medicine for over 20 years. Firstly as a medicine resident and later Senior Clinical Fellow in Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care at the University of Bristol. She has since worked in three private referral practices with busy first opinion practices attached and was Clinical Director in one of these. Kate joined Idexx as an Internal Medicine Consultant in 2017 and enjoys sharing her experience and pragmatic approach to medical cases. She is a European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist, co-author of two textbooks, peer-reviewed publications, continuing education articles and book chapters and has lectured widely on internal medicine.

An Introduction to CPR and the Emergency Kit for Donor Assistants

Introduction

The following short course explains the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the very unlikely event that a donor should suffer a cardiac arrest at a session.

This has never happened and there is no reason it should, but this is the sort of situation where you need to act quickly and decisively to save a life.

The first lesson provides a brief overview of the theory of CPR and the techniques for artificial respiration and cardiac compressions.

The second lesson shows how the emergency equipment would be used during resuscitation.

 

 

 

Regional Coordinator Training

The following course is intended to serve as a reference for use of the rota,  in-particular in relation to staff training. It will also cover the way in which the rota and the training department need to integrate so that there is full visibility of the tasks that staff are trained in and when, where and what training is taking place.

VN WEBINAR: The Nurses Role in Transfusion Medicine

The following webinar was recorded live for Pet Blood Bank UK on the 29th October 2019 as part of their commitment to their charitable remit to provide the veterinary profession free access to high quality transfusion medicine CPD.

This webinar is the second in a series of 4 that will be made available from September 2019 to April 2020. The next webinar will be available from the 4th December and is titled: Canine Blood Transfusions – selecting the right donor, the right product and when and how to use the products.

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

The password to access the webinar is: PBBWebinar2

Speaker Biography: Charlotte Fennel

Charlotte studied at the Royal Veterinary College in 2011-2015 for the BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing. Working in busy first opinion hospitals and predominantly current referral hospital Charlotte has spent the last 2 years working as an Internal Medicine Nurse at Southfields Veterinary Specialist.

Charlotte is currently working towards her Vets Now Emergency and Critical Care certificate to support her work in referral and further her knowledge. Charlotte is responsible for assisting with the organisation of blood transfusions at Southfields including maintaining stock, patient transfusion monitoring and assisting other staff with these procedures.

 

For more information on training please contact cpd@petbloodbankuk.org