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Blood on Board! The Evolution and Revolution of Transfusions in the Pre-Hospital Setting
21 June 2022
2:30pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm BST | 9:30am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm EDT
Level of Instruction: Basic
Summary of Session:
With over 70% of the UK’s air ambulance charities now carrying blood on board, the introduction of pre hospital blood transfusion has improved the chances of survival in the most critically ill and injured patients.
This webinar invites Dr James Raitt to share guidance and governance around pre hospital transfusions, the logistics and mechanics of providing blood on board and a recent review of patients who were transfused in the pre hospital setting. Kerry Dowling will talk on continued evolutions in pre hospital transfusion, discussing the use of O pos red cells in the emergency roadside setting.
Blood component usage in the pre hospital setting
Dr. James Raitt MBChB, FRCEM, FIMC
Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine
Audit, Improvement and Research (AIR) Group Lead
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The use of O positive red cells in the pre hospital setting
Blood Transfusion Laboratory & Phlebotomy Manager
Southampton General Hospital
Session will be chaired by Julie Staves, Chair of BBTS Annual Meeting Committee