Whole Blood Use in Trauma Resuscitation: Mayo Experience

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Live Program: Thursday, October 25, 2018 – On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 18EL-373 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

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

Director/Moderator: Daryl Kor, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Speaker: Martin D. Zielinski, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery, Medical Director for Research, Mayo Clinic Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Learning Objectives

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

  • Briefly describe the history of whole blood use for the massive hemorrhaging patient in the military and civilian settings.
  • Discuss the rationale for use of stored whole blood versus the individual blood components for trauma resuscitation and evidence for support of use of whole blood.
  • Identify logistic concerns that need to be considered for manufacturing and supplying universal group O whole blood for trauma resuscitation.

Program Description

What is the optimal blood product for life threatening bleeding in trauma patients? The current practice of transfusion of packed red cells, plasma, and platelets in a 1:1:1 or 2:1:1 ratio has shown to improve morbidity and mortality. However, recent focus has been on the transfusion of stored whole blood for trauma resuscitation. In this eCast the history of whole blood use and its resurgence as a treatment modality for trauma patients will be discussed as well as logistics to manufacture whole blood.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-373-4031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-373-8031

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1.0 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credits and credit types 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.