Intermediate Transfusion Medicine (ITM) - 15 day course

 

Overview

The aim of the programme is to meet the training needs of Speciality Registrars who are studying for the Part 1 RC Path examination in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine.

The programme is for:

  • Speciality Registrars (StRs) in Haematology / Transfusion Medicine, taking the RC Path Part 1 examination
  • Delegates must have an StR number (National Training Number)

This comprehensive course includes tutorials, seminars, case studies, data interpretation and exercises relating to transfusion practice. Topics include:

  • Red cell serology
  • Transfusion microbiology
  • Quality aspects of Blood Services
  • Blood components and products and their use
  • Appropriate use of blood components
  • Antenatal testing and HDFN
  • HLA/transplantation/platelets & granulocytes
  • Pre-transfusion testing and significance
  • Auto-immune cytopenias, including AIHA
  • Adverse transfusion reactions
  • Haemovigilance

It is delivered over 3 weeks (15 days) with 2 of these days on the Wednesday and Thursday of week 2 at one of NHSBT’s training laboratories in either Barnsley, Tooting (London) or Filton (Bristol) where you will complete practical transfusion science techniques under supervision.

If you are an NHS England Employee refer to NHS Course Booking information before enrolling on to a course.

This course will enable you to:

  • Describe underpinning principles of transfusion / science
  • Evaluate and interpret test results and select the appropriate patient treatment and intervention

The following topics are covered within this course:

  • Red cell serology
  • Transfusion microbiology
  • Quality aspects of Blood Services
  • Blood components and products and their use
  • Appropriate use of blood components
  • Antenatal testing and HDFN
  • HLA/transplantation/platelets & granulocytes
  • Pre-transfusion testing and significance
  • Auto-immune cytopenias, including AIHA
  • Adverse transfusion reactions
  • Haemovigilance

The programme is for:

  • Speciality Registrars (StRs) in Haematology / Transfusion Medicine, taking the RC Path Part 1 examination
  • Delegates must have an StR number (National Training Number)

This comprehensive course includes tutorials, seminars, case studies, data interpretation and exercises relating to transfusion practice.

There is no pre-coursework to complete for this programme. You will be sent all relevant materials 2 weeks before your programme date.

Core reading material to help you with this programme;

  • Transfusion Medicine BSH Guidelines
  • Practical Transfusion Medicine – Ed Murphy and Derwood Pamphilon

There is an assessment as part of this programme: assessment examination & review / Informal tutor observation / Questions & informal discussions / exercises, data interpretation and assessments