Learn how Safe-T-Vue 10 helps this mid-sized urban medical center to be advocates for patient safety when it comes to distributed transfusion.
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New Journal Article Documents the Performance of Two Blood Temperature Indicators in Real Hospital SettingJune 14th, 2019 by Janice Greenberg
An article recently published in Vox Sanguinis documents the performane testing of two temperature indicators, Safe-T-Vue 10 and Blood Temp 10.
Results presented in this White Paper highlight the need to select the appropriate temperature probe placement when performing the validation procedure so that the core blood bag temperature correlates to the actual temperature indicator performance.
Poster Presentation by American Red Cross at AABB 2018 – This poster presented by the American Red Cross caught the attention of many attendees – including our team. Since our work with blood banks is focused on helping …
You already know that irreversible blood temperature indicators help ensure that the blood products you dispense stay within the appropriate temperature range. This can ultimately save money by reducing blood wastage, while also maintaining quality control. The problem? Not all indicators on the market are created equal. The ones that require conditioning in some way […]
Learn more about blood transport in this white paper that breaks down the transfusion blood supply chain into “7 critical steps,” and how in each of these steps… “possible points of failure where any delays, miscommunications, or procedural issues can cause serious problems.”
In your validation procedure, are you using the right mixture to simulate Plasma, RBCs and Whole Blood? It would be reasonable to say that the common practice has historically been to use a 10% glycerol in water (by weight) mixture as a substitute for blood for various reasons, including transport cooler validation. In this VUEPOINT, […]
See how easy it is to use Safe-T-Vue blood temperature indicators. Safe-T-Vue easily adheres directly to blood bags during refrigeration, transport and temporary storage. Perfect for use by blood banks, blood collection centers, transfusion services and hospitals…
Read this VUEPOINT to learn more about tracking blood losses and other productive outcomes of this simple procedure. We answer questions like about how to track losses, what improvements can be made, and if temperature indicators are worth the expense.
We get this question from blood banks a lot when helping them select and validate indicators. Our answer? No, there is not one irreversible indicator that works for two temperatures. There are two problems with a “one size fits both” indicator…
In this article by Transfusion Medicine Fellow, Dr. Robert A. DeSimone, he shares his experience with a small pilot study conducted at the New York Blood Center and answers critical questions about the 30-minute rule, risks and benefits of blood reissue, and more
Wanting to learn just how much gel blankets helped during blood product dispensing, we did some testing. Read this VUEPOINT to see the test procedure and learn from the detailed data we gathered. It may inspire you to try gel blankets in your blood bank.
Although this was the first time we discussed stop temperature in a VUEPOINT, it’s not the first time we’ve received questions about it from our blood bank contacts. To address those issues, we researched what stop temperature means..
Learn more in this VUEPOINT about indicator comparison tests we conducted based on reports from blood banks experiencing indicators “tripping” after returning blood products to the refrigerator. The purpose of the challenge was to simulate