Blood Component Transfusion - Online Course - UKCSTF Aligned

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Blood Component Transfusion – Online Training Course – Level 3 – UKCSTF Aligned.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Blood Component Transfusion training course (blood component transfusion) for front-line healthcare professionals. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Using blood and blood components is a standard therapeutic procedure in NHS and private hospitals. Blood transfusion, if used safely and appropriately, will improve the quality of life or be a life-saving treatment for many patients.

Doctors and nurses, in particular, have an essential role in a safe blood transfusion. Therefore, registered nurses must have sufficient knowledge of the situations, amounts and methods of using blood components, possible side effects and necessary care of those receiving blood transfusions.

Course content

This online Blood Component Transfusion training course covers the following:

  • The different blood groups and why people must get the correct blood group in a blood transfusion,
  • Different types of blood products and their purposes,
  • The purpose of a red cell transfusion, platelet transfusion and a Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) transfusion,
  • ABO and the Rh D blood groups.
  • How a patient’s blood group is determined,
  • The difference between a group and screen sample and a crossmatch sample,
  • The correct process of labelling blood samples,
  • Why blood transfusions are sometimes clinically necessary,
  • The risks and benefits associated with blood transfusions,
  • Alternatives to blood transfusions – for example, oral iron tablets,
  • The concerns patients may have about receiving a blood transfusion,
  • The importance of gaining the patient’s consent for a blood transfusion and the reasons why some patients may refuse this treatment,
  • The process associated with blood transfusion, including:
    • Blood sample collection,
    • The correct procedure of collection and transportation of blood components,
    • Collecting a blood bag from the blood storage point,
    • Safety checks,
    • Blood product administration to a patient,
    • Critical checks clinical staff must make and why they are required,
    • The equipment needed for a blood transfusion.
  • The safe process for the administration of different blood components,
  • Potential adverse reactions to a blood transfusion,
  • The risks of blood transfusion, including severe allergic reactions,
  • Managing risks related to blood transfusions,
  • Documentation about blood component transfusion.

Who is the course for?

This online Blood Component Transfusion training course is primarily aimed at those healthcare staff who are not directly involved in blood sampling, the decision to transfuse, or administering blood transfusions. However, senior clinical staff, including specialist nurses and doctors, will also find this course beneficial.

Healthcare staff who are specifically involved in the clinical decisions related to the blood transfusion process will receive more specialised training, and this may include completing the individual NHS Trust or private hospital’s internal classroom training or e-learning. Speak to your line manager or learning and development lead if you think this applies to you.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Blood Component Transfusion training course are to improve the awareness and competencies of healthcare professionals who administer blood and products in various clinical settings.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Blood Component Transfusion training course, the learner will:

  • Know the different blood groups,
  • Understand why blood transfusions are clinically necessary,
  • Know the risks and benefits associated with blood transfusions,
  • Know the alternative treatments available if the patient refuses a blood transfusion,
  • Know the potential adverse side effects and the things all healthcare staff should be aware of when caring for someone who has had a blood transfusion,
  • Have an understanding of the critical checks clinical staff have to take before, during and after administering a blood transfusion.

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Blood Component Transfusion – Online Training Course – Level 3 – UKCSTF Aligned.

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End of course assessment

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Course accreditation

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  All training courses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

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There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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