Haemovigilance

OVERVIEW

Haemovigilance is a quality process which aims to increase safety in Transfusion from donor to recipient (Faber,2004).The EU Directive 2002/98/EC has provided a legislative mandate for Haemovigilance (NHO,2004).The Directive 2002/98/EC requires :

  • Full Traceability of Blood Components (Article 14).
  • Mandatory reporting of adverse reactions and events (Article 15)
  • The provision of a quality Haemovigilance System.

WHAT WE DO

The Haemovigilance Department in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) perform the following:

  • Develop and implement evidence based guidelines.
  • Haemovigilance education and inductions for all staff involved in Transfusion.
  • Quality Improvements through Clinical Audit.
  • Risk Management/Adverse Event/Reactions Reporting provide systemic methods of monitoring processes.

CONTACT  DETAILS

Margie McCarthy, Haemovigilance Officer.

Ph: (01) 6644661

margie.mccarthy@rveeh.ie

If you have any concerns about your Blood Transfusion in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, please speak to your doctor or Nurse or contact the Haemovigilance Officers above.

 

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