Education and training are critical to the success of the program. Pocket guides, web pages, e-learning activities in addition to lectures, grand rounds and staff meeting presentations serve as mind joggers.
Computerized order entry systems can provide education by links to transfusion criteria and warnings if patient laboratory testing has not been completed. Transfusion decision making should be based on laboratory and clinical data and should be tailored to the facility's policies and procedures.
Example of a Training Aid. Photo by Suzanne Butch