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Advanced Concepts in Blood Management (NURS90061)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90061
August - Online
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This subject builds on the information discussed in the fundamentals subject to provide the student with more advanced knowledge regarding the types, investigations and management of transfusion transmitted infections.

It provides clinical practice guidelines for the utilisation of fresh blood products, the function of immunomodulation and the HLA system, transfusion in a specialised setting covering specialised blood products and individual factor replacements. It incorporates the role of Apheresis in transfusion practice and discussion around the alternatives to blood transfusion.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, students should:

  • Comprehend at a more advanced level the clinical and physiological responses to transfusion
  • Describe transfusion in some specialised clinical settings, such as paediatrics and trauma
  • Understand the use of specialised blood products including individual factor replacements

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Develop knowledge and confidence in the practice of blood transfusion
  • Improve skills in reflective thinking on subject material and recommended readings

Last updated: 3 April 2019