Blood School: Building a Foundation for Transfusion Safety

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

Live Program Date: Tuesday, August 8 2017 – On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 17EL-142 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses
Teaching Level: Basic

Moderator: Kelly Meyer, Webcast Specialist, AABB, Bethesda, MD
Speaker: John. R. Hess, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAAS, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Hematology, Medical Director, Transfusion Service, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review inadequacy of current methods to prepare nurses for safe transfusions.
  • Describe the curriculum developed to educate nurses on the basics of transfusion medicine.
  • Review the benefits of a dedicated transfusion education program in enhancing clinical practice and transfusion safety.

Program Description

This program will review the creation and benefits of Blood School, an eight-hour introductory course on transfusion safety for nurses. Recognizing that primary blood transfusion education was too procedure-centric, this course was developed as a supplement to provide education on the core foundations of transfusion medicine. Blood School uses a combination of didactic and active learning approaches, in order for the participants to feel more knowledgeable, comfortable, and safer with all transfusion-related processes. In doing so, it empowers them to be better advocates for patients, take action whenever they recognize negative situations related to blood transfusions, and help ensure that the right patient gets the right blood component for the right reason in the safest way.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register17EL-4031-142
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register17EL-8031-142