2018 transfusion audit: RhD immunoglobulin (Ig) in obstetrics

The audit tools are now available via the audit portal.

Award winning Blood Matters Nurses

At the recent Blood 2018  conference held in Brisbane, the Blood Matters team presented two posters and three oral presentations. The poster presentations were:

  • Group O RhD negative red blood cell units: the discord between demand and supply
  • Three years of Victoria's festive campaign: it's not the season to be wasting

Linley Bielby was invited to present on the Blood Matters haemovigilance program. The presentation she gave was:

'The value of a structured haemovigilance program - experiences from Blood Matters serious transfusion incident reporting (STIR) system'

The other oral presentations given were:

  • 'Subcutaneous immunoglobulin: a new choice for patients in Victoria' presented by Kaylene Bastin
  • 'Transfusion associated circulatory overload: promoting awareness and reporting' presented by Chris Akers

At the Gala dinner, Chris received the ANZSBT award - Best oral presentation on haemovigilance, and Kaylene received the HSANZ Nurses Group - Best oral presentation

Award winning blood matters nurses

Chris Akers, Transfusion Nurse Blood Matters with Gemma Crighton President ANZSBT.

Award winning blood matters nurse

Kaylene Bastin, Patient Blood Management Education Coordinator, Blood Matters.

Photos courtesy of Blood 2018.