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Title: Management of blood transfusion services / edited by S. R. Hollán ... [et al.]
Other Titles: Gestion des services de transfusion sanguine
Gestión de servicios de transfusión de sangre
Authors: Hollán, Susan R
Wagstaff, W
Leikola, J
Lothe, F
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: A complete guide to the organization and management of blood transfusion services, moving from advice on the formulation of a national blood policy to procedures for quality control, equipment checks, inventories, cost-efficiency calculations, and the computerized management of records. Addressed to senior managers and administrative staff, the book aims to acquaint its readers with all the factors from staff and training to equipment and its calibration that can influence the ability of a transfusion service to supply adequate, safe, and biologically potent blood and blood products. Throughout the book, checklists and questions are used to help decision-makers think through their needs, anticipate problems, and know what their decisions will mean in terms of long-range costs and requirements. The book is primarily intended to help developing countries establish or upgrade services based on the most up-to-date scientific and practical principles. To this end, basic advice on the planning of a transfusion centre, the recruitment of donors, and the calculation of needs is complemented by highly technical information set out in chapters devoted to the selection, calibration, and maintenance of equipment, the layout of premises, including the floor space needed for different operations, quality control of equipment and procedures, and the logistics of efficient blood collection, transportation, storage, and use. Details range from instructions for the calibration of centrifuges for platelet preparation to a list of the equipment needed for the efficient operation of a blood transfusion centre collecting and processing 30 000 units of blood yearly. By illustrating the technical complexities of a transfusion service, these chapters can help planners know when the purchase of sophisticated equipment is justified by workload, funds, supporting infrastructure, and technical expertise. Strategies to prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis are also discussed. The importance of staff and training is reflected in three separate chapters covering the planning of the workforce, continuing education, and the management of personnel. Other chapters outline legal responsibilities to blood donors and recipients and provide a practical guide to methods used in capital budgeting and cost accounting. The book concludes with information on the use of automated data processing systems, followed by a discussion of sources of support available from a number of international organizations. Any manager familiar with the contents of this book will be in a good position to plan and organize a transfusion service that responds to real needs and serves the health care system with an ethical, adequate, and safe supply of blood and blood products
Description: chi published by: Beijing : The People's Medical Publishing House
Japanese ed. with: Guidelines for the organization of a blood transfusion service. 1992
Japanese ed. with: Guidelines for the organization of a blood transfusion service
229 p.
Subject: Blood Transfusion
Blood Banks
Context: organization and administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Medical Technology and Radiation Medicine
Other Identifiers: 9241544066
5225019315 (Russian)
Other Language Versions: русский
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