||This course is an introduction to the clinical area of blood banking. The course covers compatibility theory, principles of antigens on red blood cells and antibodies in serum of blood. The course also includes blood typing and other basic immunohematological procedures.
||Admission to MLT program.
- Demonstrate standard safety practices when handling, collecting and analyzing blood bank specimens.
- Determine suitability of specimens for blood bank testing.
- Discuss basic immunology principles as they relate to blood banking.
- Recognize an ABO and Rh typing discrepancy.
- Differentiate the major blood groups' clinical significance in immunohematology.
- Justify the requirements for blood donors and reasons for rejection of blood donors.
- Investigate the cause and effect of hemolytic disease of the newborn and hemolytic transfusion reactions.
- Compare transfusion reactions as to cause, signs, symptoms, prognosis and resolutions.
- Perform basic immunohematology tests: ABO, Rh, antibody screen, antibody Identification, compatibility testing, direct antiglobulin test and antigen typing with correct technique.
- Determine appropriate component therapy for patient conditions.
- Interpret the results of an antibody panel.
- Compare transfusion-transmitted diseases.
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