PBM Metrics - What You Need to Know

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

Live Program: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 18EL-314 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Patient Blood Management
Topic:  Technical/Clinical Track (TC)
Intended Audience: Director, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Bank, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officer
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Director: Nikky D’Amour, PBM Director, AABB, Bethesda, MD
Moderator: Barbara Hewitt, RN, BSN, Transfusion Safety Officer, Transfusion Medicine Service, Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Speaker: Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Orlando, FL

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the importance of data collection for PBM programs.
  • Discuss the different types of metrics.
  • Determine which reports to share based on the audience you are presenting to.
  • Identify the most important metrics for your facility.

Program Description

Patient Blood Management (PBM) Metrics are key performance elements to evaluate the success of any PBM program and improve the quality and safety of patient care in institutions. The data elements selected and gathered need to be analyzed and converted into meaningful information that can be used as an instrument to inform and improve transfusion practices.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-314-4031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-314-8031

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.