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|Title: ||The Interface Between Blood Preparation And Use in Uganda|
|Authors: ||Kajja, Isaac|
Bimenya, Sebishimbo Gabriel
Sibinga, Cees Smit
|Keywords: ||Clinical interface|
|Issue Date: ||2009 |
|Citation: ||Kajja, I., Bimenya, S.G., Sibinga, C.S. (2009). The interface between blood preparation and use in Uganda. Vox Sanguinis|
|Abstract: ||Background and objectives: The interface between preparation and use blood impacts directly on the outcome of hemotherapy. The present study explores the knowledge and opinions of key players at, practical realities at, and quality improvement strategies of this interface.
Materials and methods: We surveyed clinicians (n=81) and blood bank staffs (n=25) to asses their knowledge on key issue in their counterparts’ working domains, the turn around time on effecting a blood order from a hospital transfusion laboratory and strategies to improve communication of blood needs to blood banks.
Results: Out of the 81 clinicians, 20 knew the four available blood products while only 17 knew the three uses of these products. Twenty three blood bank staffs reported the patient’s condition as the main factor on which blood orders are based. Forty four (54.3%) clinicians reported reception of a blood product within an hour of placing the order. Addressing infrastructure and human resource were some of the strategies suggested to improve this step of the transfusion chain.
Conclusions: The knowledge of staffs at the extreme ends of the clinical interface in their counterparts’ working domain is far from adequate. However, they have well formed opinions on strategies to improve this interface|
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