EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONING AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF HEMOVIGILANCE PROGRAM OF INDIA IN THE BLOOD BANKS OF SOUTHERN KERALA


Sreekumar Pk, Pramod Kumar Tm, Partha Sarathi G, Debasish Gupta, Pallavi Prakash

Abstract


 Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the functioning and status of implementation of hemovigilance program of India (HvPI) in the blood banks of southern Kerala.

Methods: It was a survey approach to analyze the facilities, working nature, and status of implementation of hemovigilance program by the blood banks located in the three districts of southern Kerala. Both goevrnment and private sector blood banks were subjected to the survey. Standard pro forma was used to collect the data. Collected data were analyzed by percentages and ratios.

Results: A total of 40 blood banks were covered in the study. All the blood banks were licensed for handling whole blood. 23 blood banks were licensed for handling blood components. 6 blood banks process 100% blood into components. Majority of blood banks have excellent demand for components. Packed red cells, platelet concentrate, and fresh frozen plasma were the significant components among the prepared components. Majority of the blood banks under the survey had hospital transfusion committee (HTC). 25 blood banks replied as the HvPI is an excellent/good system. However, only 11 blood banks were enrolled in the HvPI. Training programs for the resident doctors and nurses regarding with adverse transfusion reaction and their reporting were not conducted by 17 blood banks.

Conclusion: Except very few blood banks, all are need more awareness and training programs. Attention should be given in the area such as underreporting, poor implementation of hemovigilance, only serious reactions reporting, and avoiding minor reactions. Core factor is proper functioning of HTC and awareness programs about hemovigilance system.


Keywords


Functioning, Hemovigilance program of India implementation, Blood banks.

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Title

EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONING AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF HEMOVIGILANCE PROGRAM OF INDIA IN THE BLOOD BANKS OF SOUTHERN KERALA

Topics

Transfusion

Keywords

Functioning, Hemovigilance program of India implementation, Blood banks.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.22479

Date

01-02-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 143-148

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Sreekumar Pk
Assistant Drugs Controller, Office of the Assistant Drugs Controller,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
India

Pramod Kumar Tm
Department of Pharmacy,Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
India

Partha Sarathi G
Department of Pharmacy,Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
India

Debasish Gupta
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
India

Pallavi Prakash
Department of Transfusion Medicine, JSS Hospital, Mysore,Karnataka, India.
India


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