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