Physician Education Patient Blood Management – How To Get The Word Out!

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 19EL-476 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

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

Director: Kathleen E. Puca, MD, Senior Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Part of Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
Moderator: Barbara A. 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, Inc., Orlando, FL

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain how to start a patient blood management program and why blood use should be monitored.
  • Discuss the importance of good metrics.
  • Identify which reports to share based upon facility and audience.
  • Describe the principles to ensure optimal distribution of data.

Program Description

The program will cover what is needed to start and sustain a patient blood management program and why blood use should be monitored. The importance of good metrics is fundamental for continuous improvement and changing practice. Participants will be shown which metrics to best monitor and the subsequent reports to share based upon their facility and audience. The presentation will conclude with methods to ensure optimal distribution of data. This is a must for anyone with a patient blood management program.

Registration

   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register19EL-476-2031
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register19EL-476-4031
Group Viewing: Live Register19EL-476-6031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register19EL-476-8031
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register19EL-476-9931

Continuing Education Credit

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

Speaker Biography

Dr. Gammon is a subject matter expert in the area of patient blood management. His programs provide hospitals with current evidenced-based transfusion thresholds, management of the transfusion committee and emphasize the importance of appropriate transfusions. Dr. Gammon holds Board Certifications in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine as well as Clinical Pathology. He is a Medical Director for OneBlood and Transfusion Medicine Specialists and an Assistant Professor of Pathology for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at NOVA Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine. He is co-chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee and an Education Committee member and PACE Administrator of the South Central Association of Blood Banks. He is a member of the Scientific Medical and Technical, Blood Bulletin, Grant, Employee Training and Development Committees, and Chair of the Journal Club for America's Blood Centers. Dr. Gammon serves as an assessor, member of the CME Advisory Committee, bacterial contamination workgroup, European Blood Alliance Working Group and Blood Banks Transfusion Service Standards Program Unit’s incoming chair for AABB and a member of the Transfusion Safety/Patient Blood Management Working Group. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journals Transfusion, Transfusion and Apheresis Science and Associate Editor in Immunohematology for Lab Medicine and serves as a peer reviewer for UpToDate.