Administrative Manager of Clinical Operations


AdministrativeManager of Clinical Operations

AdministrativeManager of Clinical Operations

Theuse of technology in promoting best practices in blood transfusioncan have positive health outcomes. Technologies such as an integratedsystem significantly improve the responsiveness of all individualsinvolved resulting into reduced adverse outcomes, reduced costs ofoperations and maintenance of a stable blood supply. These benefitsare based in the information that the administrators and clinicalmanagers are able to access on the system dashboard. The decisionsmade by the management will be based on the information available onthe dashboard.

Thedashboard should indicate the basic patient information contained inthe blood request form. This includes the names of the patients, aunique identification number allocated by the hospital system, ageand gender of the patient. Additionally, it should provide additionalinformation such as the blood component of the blood requires numberof units requested, date and time of request and indications forrequest (Bhardwaj, 2012). The patient diagnosis or baseline data atthe time of blood request should also be provided. This informationincludes the general health status of the patient, body temperature,blood pressure, pulse rate and respiration. The dashboard should alsoindicate whether the patient has known adverse effects as a result ofblood transfusion. If there are known adverse reactions, thisinformation should be available on the dashboard in form of notesindicating specific reactions that were observed and the reasons fortransfusion that resulted into adverse effects (Erhabor, O. &ampAdias, 2013).

Thedashboard should also show the basic data from the transfusionlaboratory. This includes the description of the patient for whichthe blood has been issued, for example, name and uniqueidentification number. Additionally, the dashboard should show theresult of the sample analysis, which includes the ABO blood group andRh D blood group of the patient. This should be accompanied by reportfrom on the analysis of the blood issues, which includes ABO bloodgroup and Rh D blood group of each unit, expiry date of each unit,donation number and the time when the blood was issued. Otherlaboratory analysis result that should be visible in the dashboardincludes the hemoglobin concentration as well as compatibility labelnumber (Erhabor &amp Adias, 2013). All the information mustaccompanied by the health professional who conducted the tests orrequested the blood.

Theproper administration of the blood transfusion system is highlydepended on the cooperation from all medical workers involved. Theinformation displayed in the dashboard is filtered from the dataentered into the integrated system by doctors, nurses and laboratorytechnicians. For example, the nurse should enter the patient baselinedate in the system, while the prescribing doctor should enter thetransfusion decision as it is contained in his medical notes. On theother hand, the laboratory technician should enter his or her reportinto the system. Other information such as details about the bloodcan be obtained from the blood bank data base. Usually, the generalguidelines on blood data based require that every unit should haveadequate tractability. An integrated system should be able to obtaininformation about on specific units from the data base. This willenable the management to easily identify incidences where thetransfusion guidelines were not followed. However, the success of theevidence based guidelines will be dependent on a well establishedpolicy in the facility, which is supported by the organization staff.


Bhardwaj,K. (2012). Transfusionguide for clinicians,New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd.

Erhabor,O. &amp Adias, T. (2013). Essentialsof Blood Transfusion Science,Author House, ISBN 1477250948.