Georgetown University Hospital–PBM Certification Level I

AABB The Joint Commission Patient Blood Management Certification

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

Live Program: Thursday, April 5, 2018 - On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 18EL-326 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Patient Blood Management
Topic:  Technical/Clinical Track (TC)
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, Perfusionists, Medical Directors, Residents, Hospital Blood Banks
Teaching Level: Intermediate

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
Speakers: Dick Verstraete, RN, Nurse Coordinator, Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program and Patient-Centered Blood Management, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, DC; Kelly Henry, Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, DC; Hanan Foley, RN, Director of Quality and Safety, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, DC; Mike Hofmann, Director of Patient-Centered Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, DC

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the process your facility followed to make the decision to obtain PBM certification.
  • Explain the process to select the certification level to apply for.
  • Share the lessons learned during the certification process.
  • Describe the process your facility uses to maintain the program certification.

Program Description

The AABB and The Joint Commission PBM Certification offers a comprehensive approach to reviewing your current PBM program, and drive hospitals to realize the maximum benefits of establishing a comprehensive patient blood management program. During this presentation, Georgetown University Hospital will share their learning experiences on the road to PBM certification.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-326-4031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-326-8031

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.