Specialisation – Transfusion medicine in Germany

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the general content of training for Sections B and C
  • required for product safety laboratory analytical methods and their interpretation
  • the diagnosis of antigens on blood cells
  • the detection of antibodies including compatibility tests before transfusion and transplants
  • the prevention, detection, and treatment recommendation and selection of products within the hemotherapy and immunhämatologischen perinatal diagnosis of prenatal care
  • the patient information and patient communication about indication, performance, and risks of hemotherapeutic treatments
  • planning, organizing and conducting blood drives
  • the selection of donors and medical care of blood donors
  • the immunoprophylaxis
  • production, manufacture, testing, processing and developing cellular, plasmatic and specialized blood components and their storage and transportation
  • preparative haemapheresis in blood donors and in the therapeutic haemapheresis
  • patients
  • the indication, donor selection and implementation of autologous blood donation
  • the indication, donor selection, conditioning and recovery from allogeneic donors and autologous stem cells, including the processing product, release, and storage
  • the preparation and expansion of autologous and allogeneic progenitor cells
  • the long-term storage and cryopreservation of blood components
  • the release, distribution, and disposal of blood components
  • the implementation and evaluation of tracking methods
  • the detection and evaluation of transfusion medicine side effects including therapeutic measures in a transfusion incident and a serological emergency situation
  • the primary emergency care, including treatment of shock and heart-lung revival
  • the fundamentals of the organization of the blood supply in the event of a disaster
  • the extraction of the test material, and Sample transport, entrance for peer review, preparation and examination
  • the identification, evaluation, and control of factors influencing test results
  • the implementation and evaluation of studies of corpuscular immunohematology and plasmatic components of blood and blood-forming cells in the basics of organ donation and transplantation immunology
  • treatment with hemotherapeutics
  • the basis for the transportation of blood and blood products
  • development and management of transfusion committees at hospital/practice

     Examination and treatment procedures:

  •  processing of blood components, for example, separation technology, filtration, washing, cryopreservation, irradiation with ionizing radiation, evaporation, and other assembly techniques resulting from blood donations
  • clinical chemistry, infectious diseases and hemostatic laboratory analysis in the context of the hemotherapy, of it:
  • in the manufacture of blood components
  • the use of blood components
  • immunohaematological, cytometric and molecular biological determinations of against antigens of the blood and by alloand autoantibodies corpuscular blood components, of it:
  • blood group determinations in patients
  • blood group determination for donors
  • compatibility samples
  • transfusions of corpuscular, not red cell blood components
  •  apheresis, of it:
  • therapeutic apheresis
  • preparative apheresis including stemcellapheresis

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