BloodSafe eLearning Australia courses are designed to improve your clinical transfusion practice and patient blood management knowledge. Listed below are our current courses.
Transfusion Practice courses
Clinical Transfusion Practice
(incorporating Collecting Blood Specimens and Transporting Blood Modules)
Blood transfusions can save and improve people’s lives, but the process can be risky. This course aims to develop your knowledge of blood transfusions and covers appropriate use and safe practice procedures. It is designed for medical staff, nurses and midwives and laboratory staff.
Collecting Blood Specimens
This course is about the correct procedures for patient identification, specimen collection and labelling. It is designed for specimen collectors, phlebotomists and venipuncture staff whose main role is to collect pre-transfusion blood samples.
This course covers the correct procedures for picking up, transporting and storing red blood cells including checking correct patient and blood component details. It is designed for hospital orderlies, couriers, porters and patient service assistants responsible for picking up blood from a blood fridge, blood transfusion service or blood bank.
Patient Blood Management courses
Patient Blood Management (PBM)
Patient Blood Management (PBM) is individualised and evidence based care that aims to limit a patient’s exposure to blood products and thereby improve patient outcomes. It is not limited to one clinical specialty or discipline. It improves clinical outcomes for all patients who may be at risk of receiving a blood transfusion. Therefore staff working with medical, surgical, critical care, obstetric and paediatric patients will benefit from this eLearning course. This course is a prerequisite for discipline specific courses, specifically perioperative.
This course aims to increase your ability to assess and recognise critical bleeding and to understand the importance of initiating a massive transfusion protocol to manage and control severe bleeding. It is designed for medical practitioners, nurses and midwives, laboratory staff and other healthcare professionals involved in critical bleeding situations.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA)
This course aims to update and enhance your knowledge about diagnosis, investigation and management of IDA. It is designed for medical practitioners, nurses and midwives, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals such as dieticians.
This course aims to improve your knowledge about appropriate blood management strategies that can be used pre, intra and post operatively to optimise patients’ health to reduce the likelihood of them needing a transfusion. It is designed for medical practitioners, nurses and midwives, laboratory staff and healthcare professionals caring for perioperative patients.
Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH)
This course aims to increase your understanding of the pathophysiology, prevention and management of PPH and provide you with resources and skills that assist you in clinical practice. It is designed for midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists and other medical and healthcare professionals caring for pregnant women.
Medical and Specialties
Medical is the main course which will need to be completed before you can access any of the five specialty courses (cancer, cardiac, chronic kidney disease, chronic transfusion and gastrointestinal).
The aim of these courses is to help you understand and apply blood management strategies in the care of your patients with various medical conditions. They are designed for health care professionals (primarily nurses and doctors) caring for patients with medical disorders.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) apps
The Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) Algorithm is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android.