Recorded Webinar Series: Transfusion medicine - perfect pets helping poorly patients

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CPD Hours: 4 hours

Course Length: Four hours

Course Format: Access to recorded webinars for 2 weeks plus a copy of the slides to support viewing

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About this course

Walking you through achieving a successful donation to providing a safe and effective transfusion.

This series of webinars is an ideal way for you to learn the fundamentals of performing blood donation in cats and dogs. It will look at what makes the perfect donor, and what steps you can take to help achieve a successful donation with your ‘perfect pet’s’ welfare the priority. We will review the importance of blood typing and crossmatching based on current research and discuss the best methods to perform these. Lastly, we will move on to the administration of blood products to the ‘poorly patient’. We will cover infusion rates, monitoring the patient during transfusion and identifying and managing transfusion reactions.

Why do this course?
The content of this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to confidently take a proactive role in transfusion cases and blood donation. It is aimed at those working in both general practice and in emergency and critical care and is appropriate for both veterinary nurses and vets.


Charlotte Russo, DipAVN FdSc RVN
Head Transfusion Medicine Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College