Optimizing the Trauma Response: A Review of Pre-hospital and Hospital Transfusion Practices That Contributed to a Decade’s Long Decrease in Blood Utilization and Wastage

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

Live Program: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 146 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the challenges a level-1 trauma center faces in implementing a PBM program.
  • Review transfusion-related practices a level-1 trauma center has implemented to optimize the response in care for a trauma patient.
  • Review how these practices have reduced inappropriate blood use in trauma patients and wastage of blood resources.

Program Description

Trauma is an acute and unexpected event, and caring for the trauma patient presents various challenges to a designated level-1 trauma center wanting to implement a patient blood management program. This webinar will review some of these challenges, as well as transfusion-related practices implemented in a level-1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center to address these challenges and improve the way it manages its trauma patients. This program will also review the importance of collaborating with first responders and other healthcare facilities to manage bleeding in the pre-hospital setting. All of these practices have contributed to a decrease in overall blood utilization and blood wastage during the past decade.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register17EL-4031-146
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register17EL-8031-146