New Pack Check - correct patient and pack identification is vital for safe transfusion

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Now available is an updated version of Pack Check which helps a final identity check of the patient and blood product at the patient's side immediately before a transfusion.

Aimed at educators, nurses, midwives and students, this popular comprehensive resource includes:

  • information for the educator
  • information for familiarisation with the blood component label (including both the Codabar and ISBT 128 transition labels)
  • an updated checklist for fresh components transfusion administration
  • a new checklist for fractionated blood products
  • eight learning scenarios with patient, pack, prescription and learning activity, and
  • additional questions and answers to extend the learner's knowledge.

Pack Check is designed to teach the correct method for checking a blood component pack before transfusion with the key message being 'pack, patient and paperwork all need to match perfectly'.

Click here and search 'Pack Check' to download the updated resource.