• Users Online: 400
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-129

Quality assessment of blood bank performance in Benha University Hospitals


1 Department,of Public Health &, Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
2 Ports and Borders Health Department, Ministry of Health, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Abdulqader M Taher
Ports and Borders Health Department, Ministry of Health, Kuwait City, 13001
Kuwait
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/bmfj.bmfj_29_16

Rights and Permissions

Background Blood transfusion is an essential therapeutic intervention, and we may all need blood in emergency situations and some of us need regular transfusions. Therefore, it is important to assess the quality of blood bank performance to assure better provision of healthcare. Aim of the study The aim of this study was to assess the quality of performance of the blood bank at Benha University Hospitals. Materials and methods This was an observational study carried out to identify defects in blood bank processes and assess the knowledge of staff members about performance standards. The present study was carried out for 6 months from November 2012 up to April 2013. This study was performed at the blood bank of Benha University Hospitals in Benha city, Kalyobia governorate, Egypt. Results Regarding venipuncture site, the total score was 20 for 10 checked items. The studied sample had a mean score of 17.14 out of 20 with a SD of 1.88. The highest percentages of the items showed good disinfection patterns and infection control, as 89.3% of the staff washed their hands properly before preparation, 92.9% wore new gloves. All the staff disinfected the venipuncture site with alcohol swabs, with 17.9% doing it in a circular manner and 75.0% doing it from the center outwards. 89.3% of them reported that they do not touch the venipuncture site after disinfection, and 78.6% of the staff changed gloves between donors. Regarding bag procedure performance, we assessed using 12 checklists of items that included assessing expiry date of the bag with relevant donor number, donation date, blood expiry date, and label sample tube, and all previous items proved to be performed properly. Conclusion and recommendation Continuous monitoring through standard quality indicators of a quality management system will improve blood transfusion services. Regular training and continuous monitoring is a must in all processes regarding blood transfusion in blood banks.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed293    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded60    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal