Courses & Units

Foundations of Transfusion Nursing CNA607


This unit is not available in 2015 or 2016.


This unit aims to extend registered nurses' understanding of transfusion of fresh and fractionated blood products. The transfusion process from sample collection through the basics of blood bank testing and cross-matching, and into transfusion administration will be covered, including valid consent and risk/benefits. The NHMRC clinical indications for transfusion of fresh blood products - red cells; plasma and platelets - will be discussed. Types of venous access and their management will be reviewed. Students will build on their knowledge throughout the unit.


Unit name Foundations of Transfusion Nursing
Unit code CNA607
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

School of Health Sciences Staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2014: $755.00 2014: $2,192.00 060309

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Teaching Pattern



Online Activities (2000 words) 50%, Written work (2000 words) 50%

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