Other courses and learning resources

Links to trusted courses and learning resources developed by our external partners involved in transfusion medicine are collected and updated regularly. Choose from the categories below to review our expert-recommended courses.

General

BloodTechNet
Educational resources developed with funding from the BloodTechNet program in support of the Transfusion, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation communities in Canada.

Bloody-Easy Lite
This course (2 modules) will help the learner to describe pre-transfusion testing, summarize indications for transfusion of red cells, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate, recognize adverse reactions to transfusion, and manage the most frequent transfusion reactions.

Bloody Easy Blood Administration
The content of this course (1 module) was updated in 2014 and reflects current best practices. It will help the learner explain or describe the risks of transfusion, the significance of the ABO and Rh blood group systems, and what these systems mean in terms of blood compatibility for patients. It provides an overview of blood and blood products, the risks associated with them, and how they should be administered. In addition, it describes the types of transfusion reactions that may occur.

Intravenous Immune Globulin Neuromuscular Video
A presentation on behalf of the BC IVIG Neuromuscular Neurology Task Force. The Task Force consists of a Neuromuscular Specialist from every health authority in BC and has established a provincial review panel.

Nursing Safe Transfusion Video
In collaboration with the Nursing Resource Group, the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO) is pleased to announce that the “Safe Transfusion Practice” video series* has been updated and is now available for registration through the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) LearningHub.

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates
Videos available on the NAC website that provide a quick reference and overview to the guidelines in the use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates in warfarin reversal. And, a visual guide  to reconstituting Prothrombin Complex Concentrates.

TM Education for Physicians
Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS) online and classroom courses offered by, or in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health and Island Health.

Transfusion Medicine for Physicians 
An e-learning course developed by transfusion medicine subject experts in BC to promote standardized safe transfusion medicine practice among BC physicians and raise awareness of current best practices.

Serology

Blood Typing Game
Australian Red Cross Blood Service developed a series of four games that will help you master ABO and Rh typing and compatibility testing methods

Immunohematology Training Program
Theoretical and practical training program intended for laboratory technicians working in hospital blood banks.

The Blood Typing Game
What happens if you get a blood transfusion with the wrong blood type? Even though a patient's own blood type is the first choice for blood transfusions, it's not always available at the blood bank. Try to save some patients' lives and learn about human blood types!

Transfusion reaction

Transfusion Reaction Education
A six module webinar education series available for pathologists.

Transfusion Reaction Modules
A series of four technical modules has been developed to assist with Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Surveillance System (TTISS) implementation.