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10877NAT - Graduate Certificate in Blood Management

Introduction:

The Graduate Certificate in Blood Management is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. This nationally accredited course provides students currently working in a clinical or laboratory environment with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in the following areas of transfusion practice and blood management:

  • Use of blood and blood products in clinical situations
  • Adverse transfusion reaction management
  • Compliance to best practice, standards and guidelines
  • Confirming patient consent
  • Providing consumer information
  • Developing change plans
  • Auditing blood management processes
  • Conducting work based education
  • Analysing and presenting information
  • Risk management processes
  • Self-reflection and improving own practice

BMESD - Blood Management Education and Self Development Skill Set

This skill set is developed and facilitated by Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and is designed for individuals who impart knowledge of blood management and transfusion practice to consumers and health professionals. It provides skills and knowledge to confirm patient consent, provide consumer information, conduct work based education and evaluate own practice through reflection and ongoing professional development. 

BMPI - Blood Management Process Improvement Skill Set

This skill set is developed and facilitated by Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and is designed for individuals involved in process changerisk analysis, continuous practice improvement initiatives, project management and problem solving in the clinical and laboratory work environment. It provides skills and knowledge to analyse workplace information, develop change plans and apply risk management techniques to improve blood management processes. 

BMPM - Blood Management Process Monitoring Skill Set

This skill set is developed and facilitated by Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and is designed for individuals involved in monitoring blood management processes. It provides skills and knowledge on the clinical use of blood and blood products, applying and monitoring blood management processes, adverse event management and ensuring compliance to best practice, standards and guidelines.

NAT10877001 Monitor and influence blood and blood product use in clinical situations

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to review patient information, assist safe selection of blood and blood products, monitor patient outcomes and manage adverse reactions.

It also includes the recognition of patient pathophysiology and treatment; its influence on the use of blood and blood products; and the identification of clinical and physiological responses to transfusion.

It applies to individuals in a range of clinical or laboratory work environments or health care professionals responsible for education in this area.

NAT10877002 Apply and monitor best practice blood management processes

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to ensure compliance to best practice, standards and guidelines related to blood management, patient identification, sample and request form acceptance and the investigation of identified deviations.

It applies to individuals in a range of clinical or laboratory work environments or health care professionals in the field of transfusion, blood management or compliance.

NAT10877003 Confirm consent and provide consumer information

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to confirm patient consent for a transfusion, possible alternatives (where applicable) and to rectify situations where consent has not been obtained.

It also includes developing the student’s ability and required knowledge to source and provide information to consumers including patients, carers or guardians and responding to consumer queries and concerns.

It applies to individuals in a range of healthcare work environments.

NAT10877004 Develop a change plan for blood management processes

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to identify the need for change, evaluate options and plan change activities.

It also includes developing the ability to identify the need for change, plan for change process activities and resources and establish planning strategies to monitor the effectiveness of change.

This unit applies to individuals in a range of clinical or laboratory environments or health care professionals.

NAT10877005 Audit blood management processes

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to prepare for an audit, develop an audit plan, conduct an audit, review and report audit results and develop a corrective action plan in a blood management setting.

Individuals are required to ensure the quality and integrity of work processes; identify non-conformances and corrective actions; and work with others to suggest improvements in quality, safety and patient care.

It applies to individuals in a range of clinical or laboratory work environments or health care professionals who contribute to quality improvements in areas or processes associated with their own job function and specialisation.

NAT10877006 Conduct work based education to increase blood management awareness

This unit is developed and facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to influence others through delivery of education sessions to health professionals. It also includes developing the ability to prepare, facilitate and review sessions for small groups.

This unit applies to individuals currently employed in a clinical or laboratory environment who are required to educate others in blood related matters to improve patient care and practice.

BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information

This unit is facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to collect, organise, analyse and present information using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

The unit applies to those who are required to analyse and apply their knowledge of the organisation to research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems.

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

This unit is facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.

The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or delegate aspects of these tasks to others. Risks applicable to own work responsibilities and area of operation may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit is facilitated by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and provides students with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance their own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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Name Start Date End Date Cost (inc GST)
NAT10877001 Monitor an influence blood and blood product use in clinical situations 01/11/2021 10/12/2021 $700.00
NAT10877002 Apply and monitor best practice blood management processes 13/12/2021 14/01/2022 $700.00
NAT10877003 Confirm consent and provide consumer information 17/01/2022 11/02/2022 $700.00
NAT10877004 Develop a change plan for blood management processes 14/02/2022 25/03/2022 $700.00
NAT10877005 Audit blood management processes 28/03/2022 06/05/2022 $700.00
NAT10877006 Conduct work based education to increase blood management awareness 09/05/2022 03/06/2022 $700.00
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information 06/06/2022 01/07/2022 $700.00
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes 04/07/2022 29/07/2022 $700.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 01/08/2022 23/09/2022 $700.00