Tips for a Successful Perioperative Assessment

​Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.                          

Live Program Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 108 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses, Perfusionists, Laboratory Managers/Supervisors, Students/Fellows, Residents, Hospital Blood Banks
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Jan Stuckey, MS, MT(ASCP)BB, Senior Hospital Account Manager, American Red Cross – Indiana-Ohio Region, Fort Wayne, IN
Speaker: Chelsea Nieuwenkamp, MLS(ASCP)cm, Quality Specialist, Transfusion Medicine–Autotransfusion, Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Rochester, MN 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify types of perioperative transfusion techniques employed in selected clinical situations.
  • Review the key elements/categories expected of an efficient and compliant perioperative program.
  • List typical stumbling blocks encountered in assessing perioperative services for accreditation through review of case studies. 

Program Description

Lecture format utilizing definitions, expectations, and potential nonconformities reported.   Case studies utilized to illustrate scope of issue as well as platform for resolution of the non-conformity. Today hospitals have multiple sources to provide perioperative services for their patient population in various clinical disciplines. Such services may range from contractual services with or without hospital management control and oversight to those that are totally hospital based.  Staffing qualifications vary in the programs offered. In order to provide consistent and optimum patient care, AABB has created standards for the industry to promote safe patient care as well as offer options to patients and their physicians in the transfusion process.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register17EL-4035-108
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register17EL-8035-108