Hemovigilance (Blood Vigilance or Blood Safety)

Hemovigilance refers to the Monitoring, reporting, investigation and analysis of adverse events related to the donation, processing and transfusion of blood, and taking action to prevent their occurrence or recurrence.

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Introduction to Hemovigilance
7 Minutes

“Monitoring, reporting, investigation and analysis of adverse events related to the donation, processing and transfusion of blood, and taking action to prevent their occurrence or recurrence.” -WHO

“A set of organized surveillance procedures relating to serious adverse or unexpected events or reactions in donors or recipients, and the epidemiological follow-up of donors.” - EMA

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Understanding Human Factors in Transfusion Part 1
6 Minutes


Applying Human Factors (HF) principles to incident investigation is key to developing a positive safety culture. Examining systems that require improvement or change should prevent recurrence of errors.

Source: https://www.shotuk.org/resources/current-resources/videos/

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Understanding Human Factors in Transfusion – Part 2
8 Minutes

Applying Human Factors (HF) principles to incident investigation is key to developing a positive safety culture. Examining systems that require improvement or change should prevent recurrence of errors.

Source: https://www.shotuk.org/resources/current-resources/videos/

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Pre-administration Blood Component Transfusion Bedside Check
4 Minutes

This video outlines critical key steps for completing pre-administration bedside checks of blood components.

The video can be played in full or paused at particular points to support training and knowledge of this final step. The video supports the British Society of Haematology (BSH, 2017) guideline for the administration of blood components, the National Blood Transfusion Committee (NBTC, 2016) National Standards for the Clinical Transfusion Process and the Central Alerting System (CAS) Alert Safe Transfusion Practice – use a bedside checklist, (Department for Health, 2017).

The video was produced through collaboration between the UK haemovigilance scheme, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) and the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Patient Blood Management (PBM) Team with funding from Health Education England.

Source: https://www.shotuk.org/resources/current-resources/videos/

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Hemovigilance – Quiz
4 questions

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