Transfusion Professionals Network
In October 2011 the Australian New Zealand Transfusion Professionals (ANZTP) Special Interest Group of the ANZSBT was formed. In 2015 it changed its name to Transfusion Professionals Network (TPN).
Membership is available to members of the society who are nurses, midwives, scientists or other health professionals in advanced roles undertaking quality improvement and clinical practice in transfusion and patient blood management.
The Transfusion Professionals Network (TPN) and Steering Committee Terms of Reference outline the aims, responsibilities, membership and working arrangements of the group.
Transfusion Professionals Network Steering Committee
Ms Elizabeth Thrift (Chair)Clinical, Manawatu, New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand
Ms Christine AkersPathology Dept, Alfred Hospital, Blood Matters, Melbourne, VIC
Ms Beverleigh QuestedBloodSafe, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, SA
Ms Penny O'BeidBlood Watch, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW
Ms Susan KayClinical Governance, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, QLD
Ms Dawn RichardsonPathology Dept, CNC Transfusion Practice, Launceston General Hospital, TAS
Ms Fiona KingBlood Bank, New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand
Ms Maria BurgessOCMO, Canberra Hospital, ACT
Ms Susan DalkiePathology, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT
The TPN Steering Committee will:
- Coordinate activities of the TPN, including meetings, online forums, educational activities and review of materials as requested
- Coordinate activities and other requests as directed by ANZSBT Council and Standing Committees
- Represent TPN at the ANZSBT Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- Coordinate the TPN AGM to be held at HAA