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While not specifically mentioning that a committee must oversee transfusion service, activities or the resolution of adverse transfusion outcomes, many activities needing to be monitored for compliance with federal regulations and accreditation requirements lend themselves to an oversight committee.
By including the oversight structure in the bylaws, the governing body, medical staff and administrative officials become legally accountable, which may encourage allocation of adequate resources for measuring, assessing, improving and sustaining the hospital’s performance and reducing risk to transfused patients.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
Barbara Swanson, M.Ed, M.T. (ASCP), CQA (ASQ) is currently a Quality Source consultant, Blood Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ.
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