Blood Components Transfusions & IVS

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Blood Components Transfusions & IVS Training online training module. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Blood Components Transfusions & IVS Training, including:

1. Introduction to Blood Components:
• Different types of blood components (red blood cells, platelets, plasma, etc.)
• Functions and indications for transfusion of each component
• Compatibility testing and blood typing

2. Blood Transfusion Safety:
• Proper identification of patients and blood products
• Pre-transfusion assessments and monitoring
• Recognition and management of transfusion reactions
• Infection control and prevention

3. Blood Administration Techniques:
• Venipuncture and IV access techniques
• Blood product administration procedures
• Calculation of infusion rates and adjusting for patient needs
• Use of infusion pumps and monitoring devices

4. Special Considerations in Blood Transfusions:
• Pediatric and neonatal transfusions
• Transfusions for patients with specific medical conditions (e.g., anemia, bleeding disorders)
• Transfusion alternatives and therapeutic apheresis

5. IV Solutions and Fluid Management:
• Types of IV solutions (isotonic, hypertonic, hypotonic)
• Indications for different types of IV solutions
• Calculating and adjusting fluid rates
• Monitoring and managing fluid balance

6. Complications and Troubleshooting:
• Recognizing and managing common complications (e.g., infiltration, phlebitis, extravasation)
• Troubleshooting IV access issues
• Preventing and managing fluid overload

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the different types of blood components and their functions, indications for transfusion, and compatibility testing.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of proper identification of patients and blood products to ensure transfusion safety.
3. Perform pre-transfusion assessments and monitor patients during transfusion, recognizing and managing transfusion reactions.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in venipuncture and IV access techniques for blood product administration.
5. Calculate infusion rates and adjust them based on patient needs, utilizing infusion pumps and monitoring devices.
6. Apply knowledge of special considerations in blood transfusions, such as pediatric and neonatal transfusions, and transfusions for patients with specific medical conditions.
7. Understand the different types of IV solutions, their indications, and calculate and adjust fluid rates.
8. Recognize and manage common complications and troubleshoot IV access issues.
9. Properly document blood transfusions and IV therapy, and understand the legal and ethical considerations associated with these procedures.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Blood Components Transfusions & IVS.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.