4 Tips for adopting Spectra Optia

4 Tips for adopting Spectra Optia

  • Identify how the service and patient response to treatment will be measured. Collect baseline data and develop data collection mechanisms to monitor the impact of using the technology (see measuring success).

  • Visit other automated red cell exchange services to explore their service models.

  • Ensure that staff have structured training on the use, troubleshooting and quality assurance of the technology (see education).

  • Ensure availability of skills to insert femoral lines and consider a departmental training programme to develop staff competency in peripheral line insertion under ultrasound guidance (see education).

  • Ensure that care pathway mapping is done to identify and reduce potential delays in procedure running time.

  • Develop local documentation to ensure a streamlined service.


This page was last updated: 02 March 2016