Nursing shortages prompts procedural and staffing changes at blood clinics

Biddiscombe, Claire
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/26/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 11, pE60
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the pilot program of new staffing models and procedures for blood collection at donor clinics in Canada in 2009. The program, initiated by the Canadian Blood Services, is designed to respond to the need of maintaining the blood supply, despite the shortage of registered nurses in the country. Specifically, the initiative will feature the possibility to involve trained clinic worker for standard health screening of a potential blood donors, instead of registered nurse.


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