PBM Education for Physicians (Institution Wide Requirement) – Mayo Clinic Experience

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 18EL-331 (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: Kathy Puca, MD, Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Moderator: Barbara Hewitt, RN, BSN, Transfusion Safety Officer, Transfusion Medicine Service, Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Speaker: Justin D. Kreuter, MD, Transfusion Medicine, Medical Director, Blood Donor Program, Associate Medical Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how physicians are “different learners”.
  • Discuss the importance of educating physicians for standardizing transfusion decisions in an institution.
  • Identify different educational media for teaching healthcare providers about PBM.
  • Describe the Mayo Experience for an institution-wide PBM education for physicians.

Program Description

Education is integral to any PBM program. However, PBM is multidisciplinary and so a diverse range of educational media may need to be used.  In addition, healthcare providers are overloaded with information from a wide range of sources. Tactics for educating physicians in PBM must be engaging and meaningful.  In this program, the challenges and some successful strategies for educating clinicians on blood utilization and patient blood management will be discussed. The Mayo Clinic experience for an institution-wide PBM education requirement for their medical staff will also be described.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-331-4031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-331-8031

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.