Addressing Common Citations from AABB & CAP

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 19EL-495 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: COOs, Directors, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic

Director/Moderator: Daniela Hermelin, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Director of Therapeutic Apheresis and Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine – Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
Speakers: Anne Chenoweth, MBA, MT(ASCP)CM, CQA(ASQ), Senior Director of Accreditation and Quality, AABB, Bethesda, MD; Lilly Petkovic, MT(ASCP)SBBCM, Checklist Technical Content Analyst, College of American Pathologists, College of American Pathologists (CAP), Northfield, IL

Learning Objectives

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

  • List common AABB nonconformances in the Transfusion Services, Donor Services, IRL, and Perioperative services.
  • List common CAP checklist deficiencies from the Transfusion Medicine, All Common and Lab General checklists.
  • Discuss the interpretation of requirements, variations in interpretation and execution of intent.
  • Apply the guidance on steps to avoid nonconformances/deficiencies.

Program Description

Program to be presented by representatives from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation teams. AABB standards and CAP checklist interpretations that resulted in nonconformances and deficiencies will be highlighted. Speakers will expand discussion on selected items to include interpretations of standards, variations in interpretation and will provide guidance on ways to avoid nonconformance/deficiencies.


   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register19EL-495-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register19EL-495-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register19EL-495-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register19EL-495-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register19EL-495-9935

Continuing Education Credit

AABB estimates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours 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.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.

Speaker Biography

Lilly Petkovic, MT(ASCP)SBBCM is a Checklist Technical Content Analyst for the College of American Pathologists. Lilly began her career in Chicago, Illinois after completing her Medical Technology training through Northwestern Medical School. She advanced her blood banking knowledge by first getting certified as a MT(ASCP)BB technologist, then completed her Specialty in Blood Banking and served as a volunteer CAP inspector and AABB assessor for over 30 years. She is currently an ad-hoc member of the Transfusion Resource Committee at the CAP. Lilly’s laboratory experience included serving as a Teaching Supervisor, Transfusion Services Manager, Laboratory Reimbursement Specialist and Blood Center Director. She began her current career at the CAP as a Technical Specialist and then moved into her current role of a Checklist Technical Analyst where her team creates and revises requirements for the CAP checklists. She has been an active member and executive board member for the Illinois Association of Blood Banks and has presented multiple talks on behalf of the CAP accreditation program for various the beginning of the program.