NAIT's Transfusion Medicine series is designed to provide Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists with the skills necessary to perform transfusion testing and to enhance this skill previously obtained by Medical Laboratory Technologists. The series of online courses can be completed in the comfort of your home, followed by a hands-on workshop which will assist you in honing in on the skills you have learned.
To receive advanced authorization through the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists, CLXTs will be required to complete Competency Based Objectives provided by ACCLXT after completing the courses offered through NAIT. It is the student's responsibility to locate an employer who can sign off on the competencies as students' progress through them.
The remainder of the courses within the Transfusion Medicine series are still in development. The hands-on workshop and the fourth course designed specifically for MLTs will be released in 2020.