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Audioconferences 

Use and Comparison of Different Test Systems and/or Reagents in the Problem-Solving Process

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144801

Director/Moderator: Michele Hayes, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Joanne Kosanke, MT(ASCP)SBB
Intended Audience: Technologists
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Compare thee different test media for antibody detection.
  • List reagents used during antibody identification.
  • State steps used for antibody resolution.

Event Description: The presentation will include a review of antibody detection methods, reagents used to perform serologic evaluation of a patient's sample, and techniques to resolve serologically-difficult patients.

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Donor Hemovigilance: What's In It For My Blood Center?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144833

Director/Moderator: Barbee Whitaker, PHD
Speaker: Kadi Schroeder, RN, BSN, MBA
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Managers/Supervisors, Nurses, Perfusionists
Teaching level: Basic

Objectives:

  • Explain general awareness of donor vigilance and generate specific interest in submitting data to Donor HART.
  • Review current activities associated with donor vigilance.
  • Describe the steps to joining the Donor Hemovigilance Program.

Event Description: This audioconference will explore the use of Donor Hemovigilance data in a blood center.  The speaker will provide real world examples of how the blood center is using the data collected through the Donor HART software to impact blood center operations and donor care. The session will include an overview of how to sign up for the program.

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Changes to the 29th Edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services NEW!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144834

Director/Moderator: Judy Levitt, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speakers: Judy Levitt, MT(ASCP)SBB; Debra Kessler, RN,MS; Patrick Ooley, MS, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE; Kaaron Benson, MD
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs, Perfusionists
Teaching level: Basic

Objectives:

  • Explain the rationale for revised requirements.
  • Learn ways to implement the new and revised requirements.
  • Identify existing policies, processes and procedures that may need to be changed in order to conform to the 29th edition.

Event Description: Introducing the 29th edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. The speakers will summarize the new and revised requirements incorporated into the 29th edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. In addition, the rationale for the changes will be reviewed.

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So Many Transfusions, Such Little Increments: Providing Support for Platelet Refractory Patients

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144806

Director/Moderator: Jennifer Ford, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Speaker: Robin Cusick, MD
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors

Objectives:

  • Recognize a platelet refractory patient.
  • Determine when an HLA platelet is an appropriate component for a refractory patient.
  • Recognize when a crossmatched platelet is an appropriate component for a refractory patient.
  • Describe the testing technologies available for HLA matching and crossmatching platelets.

Event Description: Providing compatible platelets for patients with immune-mediated refractoriness is a complex but commonly encountered clinical scenario. Join us for a review of current literature and a discussion on how laboratory and transfusion medicine professionals can best assist these challenging patients.

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Contract Writing: Understanding Common Contracts in Cellular Therapy*

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144807

Director/Moderator: Suzanne Dworsky, MBA, BS, MT(ASCP)
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview/definition of the many types of contracts.
  • Describe the purpose of contracts and respective parties involved.
  • Describe the regulatory aspects of contracts as relates to cellular therapy products.
  • Review different types of contracts, as well as who is involved, how to facilitate, negotiate, and implement them.

Event Description: This audioconference will present the process for engaging in contracts including: equipment purchases, leasing, reagent rentals, and maintenance,: Information systems, disposables, on time purchase, reagent rentals, standing orders, and encumbrances. Services including: outsourcing services provided within your center, technical services, storage of specimens, cell lines, standard of care processing, facilities, maintenance, housekeeping, human resources, contractors, labor contracts, and intellectual property. Ownership, collaborations and key details will also be discussed. Who within the organization needs to be involved? What are the potential consequences of failure to engage in a contract? Instructional methods will include power point slides with didactic information, case studies, and literature reviews. The information provided will be applicable to the cellular therapy product environment, but also other environments within the health care setting.

*CT Program

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Introducing the 1st Edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program NEW! Special Pricing

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #1490

Director/Moderator: John Holcomb, MD, FACS
Speakers: John Holcomb, MD, FACS; John Hess, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAAS

Objectives:

  • Implement AABBs 1st edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program in facilities.
  • Review the rationale for the requirements contained in the standards.

Event Description: This program will introduce the 1st edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program. The speakers will summarize the new requirements incorporated into the documents and answer questions from the audience.

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Putting it All Together: The Immunohematology Toolbox  NEW!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144809

Director/Moderator: Michele Hayes, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Margaret Keller, PhD; Paul Mansfield, MT(ASCP)SBB; Sandra Nance; Cynthia Flickinger, MT(ASCP)SBB; Meny Geralyn, MD
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Discuss case-critical observations and serologic test results.
  • Review case parameters that warrant and require molecular studies and monocyte monolayer assays to determine recommendations for transfusion and including use of the American Rare Donor Program for procurement of product.
  • Discuss case-vital results to include communications to clinicians, physician assistants and transfusion service staff.

Event Description: Problem solving in immunohematology relies on effective use of test methods and experience of the technologist and supervisor in the critical evaluation of the case history, serologic, molecular and other test results as well as careful consideration of the clinical features of the case. This program will discuss key points of the testing two case studies. The speakers will use the tools in the immunohematology toolbox to take the participants from the start of serologic evaluation and further testing to transfusion recommendations and product procurement showing how to effectively interpret and translate the findings along the way.

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Lab Manager Development and Preparation for the DLM(ASCP) Exam

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144810

Director/Moderator: Jayanna Slayten, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Rebecca Kenner, MT(ASCP)DLM; Patty Eschliman, MHA, MLS(ASCP)cm DLMcm
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Promote the laboratory management professional by understanding the unique set of competencies needed to be a successful manager or administrator and the knowledge necessary to successfully pass the ASCP DLM certification
  • Determine appropriate educational resources to bridge gaps in managerial competencies and attaining a DLM
  • Define what a lab professional is able to impact their career with a Diplomate in Laboratory Management (DLM)

Event Description: Diplomate of Laboratory Management (DLM) is a certification that is offered by the ASCP Board of Certification. With options for education in laboratory management, this certification is a goal for development of lab directors, managers and supervisors. These speakers will define what the DLM is and how a lab professional can benefit by attaining this certification on a professional and personal level.

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LMT: Blood Product Management: Are We Recruiting the Right Mix? What Leaders Need to Know

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 1401

Director/Moderator: Colleen Aronson, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Abby Hausmann-Virgil
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for recruiting the "right" donor based on transfusion needs.
  • Review the different collection technologies and how these platforms help collect the needed products based on ABO and Rh.
  • Determine how to educate donors and staff for verifying the needs and how best to use the precious gift that they are donating.

Event Description: Traditionally the main goal of blood centers has been to get donors in the door. With the advent of patient blood management and other industry changes, this goal has changed slightly. It is more about getting the "right" donor in the door at the "right" time. This includes figuring out what is the optimal collection procedure for the donor's blood type. Do we use apheresis or whole blood collections? Do we want to collect platelet products or should we add a concurrent plasma or RBC? This program will discuss innovative strategies and recruiting tools used to make available products meet the demand for transfusion.

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Hot Topics in Patient Blood Management: The Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule (MSBOS), and Evidence-based Hemoglobin Triggers and Targets

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144811

Director/Moderator: NurJehan Quraishy, MD
Speaker: Steven Frank, MD
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate to Advanced

Objectives:

  • Discuss the value of the MSBOS for decreasing costs and improving patient safety.
  • Review the importance of hemoglobin triggers and target in evaluating appropriate blood utilization.
  • Describe the analysis and presentation of blood utilization data in order to change practice.

Event Description: Is the Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule(MSBOS) making a come-back in blood management? Through lectures, the audience will learn the value of MSBOS and hemoglobin triggers and targets in improving blood utilization and decreasing costs.

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Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Stem Cell Transplants*

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144800

Director/Moderator: John Miller, MD, PhD
Speaker: Stephanie Farnia, MPH
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Summarize the impact of the Affordable Care Act on transplant patients, unrelated donors, and the facilities that work with these individuals.
  • Discuss the National Marrow Donor Program's strategy to understand and remedy issues that have arisen with implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Describe components of the Affordable Care Act that will benefit the transplant patient and those that are of concern.
  • Review the current approach by the National Bone Marrow Program and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation to improve reimbursement for stem cell transplant.

Event Description: The complex changes to health care being implemented with the Affordable Care Act present a very real challenge to all who are involved in providing stem cell transplants. This session will focus on the details of the Affordable Care Act, the implementation process, and how it specifically affects patients that will need or have received a stem cell transplant. Areas that will benefit recipients as well as those changes that are of concern will be reviewed.

*CT Program

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Bridging the Gap from Technical Specialist to Quality Manager  NEW!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144803

Director/Moderator: Colleen Aronson, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Eva Quinley
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Describe the common causes of transfusion error and some of the options to reduce these risks.
  • Evaluate a practical and proven approach to reduce specimen labeling errors and errors related to patient identification (ID) checks at the bedside.

Event Description: This program will summarize the different types of transfusion errors that are commonly occurring and options to reduce these risks. Practical and easily implemented approaches that are proven to reduce the more common human errors in the transfusion process will be presented. 

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Confronting Cellular Therapy LEAN Management Issues*

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144816

Director/Moderator: Kevin Bundy, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CLS
Speaker: Suzanne Dworsky, MBA, BS, MT(ASCP); Erin Brach, BSME, BBSS(ASQ)
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Define the term LEAN.
  • List at least three LEAN terms and their definition.
  • Describe applications of LEAN process engineering in a cellular therapy laboratory.

Event Description: This session will take the audience through basic LEAN terminology, provide key definitions, as well as the origins and action items associated with each definition. In addition, speakers will provide real life applications of LEAN principles in a cellular therapies laboratory that have resulted in improved efficiency, improved work flow and increased safety.

*CT Program

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LMT: Communicating with Tact and Credibility: Your Communication Styles Can Make or Break You

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 1402

Director/Moderator: Helen Pleasant, MA, MT(ASCP)
Speaker: Melissa George, DO, FCAP

Objectives:

  • Review different communication styles.
  • Characterize different communication styles based upon medical roles and generational differences.
  • Explore examples of how to communicate within the medical setting with tact and credibility.

Event Description: This session will briefly review various communication styles and their application within different medical settings. Examples of how to communicate between different medical roles with tact and credibility will be given.

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MT/SBB Professional Development: The Continuing Story

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144817

Director/Moderator: Karen Byrne, MDE, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: J. Wade Atkins, CQA(ASQ), MS, MT(ASCP)SBB; Regina Castor, BS, MT(ASCP)SBB; Susan Johnson, MSTM, MT(ASCP); Rosemary Steuber, MT, SBB(ASCP)CM; Susan Wilkinson
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Outline the journey of SBB certification to include requirements, advantages and experiences.
  • Review compiled statistics regarding SBB ASCP certification examinations and various success rates between SBB program graduates and non-graduates.
  • Explore various career paths open to specialists in blood bank technology and engage with leaders from these areas of expertise.
  • Identify continuing education and networking opportunities for new and "seasoned" SBBs.

Event Description: This audioconference will introduce the requirements needed to obtain an SBB certification. Trends for the last 10 years will show the number of certified medical technologists and SBBs and success rates of those attending a SBB program vs. attempting certification via other routes. SBB leaders with positions in various fields will describe how SBB certification helped prepare them for their careers, share their job experiences and discuss professional development opportunities that help maintain their knowledge base.

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Implementing Baldridge Criteria for Your Organization's Quality Improvement Plan  NEW!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144818

Director/Moderator: Nancy Dunbar, MD
Speaker: Vicki Finson, MT(ASCP)SBB
Intended Audience: Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Define the elements of Baldrige quality criteria.
  • Describe team approaches for an organization to approach the criteria.
  • Review tips for submission for an award.

Event Description: United Blood Services of California was recognized by the California Council for Excellence with the Prospector Award in 2013. The organization is currently working toward the next level of certification, the Eureka Award. This session will discuss how an organization might approach applying for state or National Baldrige recognition. During the session, the speakers will briefly review the Baldrige criteria. They will share how their organization utilized employee teams to review the criteria and make recommendations for further quality improvements. The speakers will discuss the benefits their organization has realized since the Baldrige quest began several years ago. 

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Granulocyte Transfusions: Indications, Component Preparation and Transfusion

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144819

Director/Moderator: Jennifer Ford, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Speaker: Brian Poirier, MD

Objectives:

  • Evaluate the clinical status of a patient requiring granulocyte transfusion.
  • Describe alternative therapies available for patients requiring ranulocyte transfusions.
  • Review the donation process for granulocyte apheresis, including donor preparation.
  • Describe component preparation issues for graunolyte apheresis

Event Description: This audioconference is designed to review current knowledge about granulocyte transfusions, including a literature review of indications and outcomes. The speaker will share his experiences with donor recruitment, stimulation protocol, and component preparation and transport at United Blood Services in Arizona.

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Turbocharge Your Patient Blood Management Program with RFID Blood Product Tracking Rescheduled form February 26th

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144804

Director/Moderator: NurJehan Quraishy, MD
Speaker: John Kemp, MD; Lynne Briggs, BS, MBA; Mark Anastas
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors

Objectives:

  • What is RFID and how is it better than barcode scanning?
  • What is the business case for RFID in blood centers and hospital blood banks?
  • Beyond inventory: how can RFID improve transfusion safety in operating room environments?
  • Insights from first hand experiences with RFID blood product tracking at BCW and UIHC

Event Description: So you have a PBM program and a TSO but you need hard blood utilization and spoilage data to make meaningful decisions. Come learn how RFID tracking can help!

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Practical Approaches to Reduce Risk of Transfusion Rescheduled from February 12th

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144814

Director/Moderator: Colleen Aronson, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Megan Shetterly, RN, MS; Suzanne Butch, MLS(ASCP), SBB, DLM
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Describe the more common causes of transfusion error and some of the options to reduce these risks.
  • Evaluate a practical and proven approach to reduce specimen labeling errors and errors related to patient identification (ID) checks at the bedside.

Event Description: This program will summarize the different types of transfusion errors that are commonly occurring and options to reduce these risks. Practical and easily implemented approaches that are proven to reduce the more common human errors in the transfusion process will be presented.

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Reagents Shortages and Costs: How to Manage NEW!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144821

Director/Moderator: Robert Braun, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Michelle Shanahan; Sherri Cyprus
Intended Audience: Technologists, Nurses, Perfusionists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Basic

Objectives:

  • Discuss the various types of reagent shortages that can occur.
  • Evaluate potential impact of these reagent shortages on blood center operations and customers.
  • Develop a strategy for critical inventory management to mitigate impact of these shortages.

Event Description: Reagent shortages can occur for a variety of reasons and can sometimes last for an extended period of time. Management of these shortages is critical not only for blood center operations but also for customers that may be affected. This session will discuss examples of the various types of shortages that can occur, describe the operational and financial impact of these types of shortages, and provide impact of operations and customers.

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Surviving an FDA Inspection: GMP and GTP Considerations*

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144812

Director/Moderator: Salem Akel, PhD
Speaker: Kathleen Fortune, MT(ASCP)
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Review the qualifications and validations required by FDA.
  • Examine the FDA viewpoint towards HCT/Ps.
  • Describe tips for inspections days.

Event Description: FDA regulations and inspections for HCT/P products can be overwhelming. This audioconference will discuss preparations for inspections, understanding the FDA mindset and surviving the inspection itself.

*CT Program

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Blood Bank Support of Neonatal Patients on ECMO

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144824

Director/Moderator: NurJehan Quraishy, MD
Speaker: Kathleen Nicol, MD
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate to Advanced

Objectives:

  • Describe the ECMO circuit.
  • Discuss priming and anticoagulation of the ECMO circuit.
  • Describe blood blood product usage in neonates on ECMO.

Event Description: Through lecture participants will learn the nuts and bolts of ECMO including blood needs of neonates on ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation).

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Deviation Reporting: Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells*

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144825

Director/Moderator: Fran Rabe, MS, CQM(ASQ)
Speaker: Sharon O'Callaghan, MT(ASCP)
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Discuss the FDA regulatory requirements for reporting of 361 and 351 HCT/P product deviations to the agency.
  • Differentiate and use of the FDA Product Deviation codes.
  • Provide real-life case study application of Product Deviation Codes.

Event Description: Cellular therapy product deviation reporting to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is dependent on the regulatory categorization of the product. This presentation breaks down the regulatory requirements specific to 361 and 351 products and provides information related to when and how to report to the FDA. Real life deviation case studies provide practical examples of the application of the correct product deviation code.

*CT Program

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Blood Inventory Management System: Working between Transfusion Service and Blood Center and Creating the Most Efficient Inventory

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144826

Director/Moderator: Jennifer Ford, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)
Speaker: Phil Kolo
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Determine the appropriate stock on hand for your facility.
  • Review the regulations and/or contract requirements for inventory returns.
  • Estimate the costs and losses associated with expired products.
  • Establish good inventory management practices with blood center involvement.

Event Description: Blood utilization in the transfusion service is not a new topic. However, blood utilization has decreased 5% over recent years. This fact needs to be addressed not only by the transfusion service, but also by the blood center. Blood centers may respond by decreasing collections and asking transfusion services to become more efficient in their product management. It is essential the two parties engage in conversations and become proactive in managing their blood supply in the most efficient manner possible. This presentation describes a model for blood center and hospital transfusion service inventory management resulting in decreased outdate rates and better utilization of specific ABO types.

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Succession Planning: Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144827

Director/Moderator: Colleen Aronson, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Dan Waxman, MD; Francine Décary
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Describe what brings an individual to a blood center as the CEO and the importance of having a medical or related educational background.
  • Review the two key attributes to a CEO's success.
  • Explain the main ingredients to a CEO's transition success.

Event Description: This program will first present what type of individual becomes a CEO of a blood center in North America. The discussion will be based on a 2012 survey of 69 CEOs of blood centers in the United States and Canada. The survey analyzed educational background, reason for taking the job and attributes for success. The program will then review how to prepare and execute a CEO leadership transition based on a blood center case study in Quebec City, Canada. The transition planning includes maintaining public trust, having a set strategic plan and keeping the executive team intact during and after the transition to the new CEO.

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Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144808

Director/Moderator: Nancy Dunbar, MD
Speaker: Holly Rapp, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ)CMQ/OE; Denise Driscoll, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Identify ways to correct common citations and attain compliance.
  • List the most common deficiencies to CAP checklist requirements noted by CAP assessors in 2014.
  • List the most common nonconformances to AABB Standards (29th Edition) noted by AABB assessors.

Event Description: The AABB and the College of American Pathologists(CAP) accreditation programs provide assessment teams to assist in the continual improvement of laboratory quality, safety and operations. This teleconference will present common citations encountered by AABB and CAP assessors and provide suggestions on how to avoid noncompliance. Experts will help you identify best practices based on accreditation standards to maintain and enhance your blood bank's technical performance.

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Top 10 Cellular Therapy Non-Conformances*

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 144830

Director/Moderator: Sarah Dickerson, BSMT (ASCP)
Intended Audience: Technologists, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs

Objectives:

  • Hear the top ten most common AABB CT non-conformances.
  • Identify ways to correct commonly cited non-conformances and achieve compliance with AABB Standards for Cellular Therapy Services.
  • Find out which standards facilities struggle with and share best practices.

Event Description: A nonconformance (NC) is a failure to fulfill the requirements of an AABB standard. Hear from the field experts, the top ten cellular therapy (CT) nonconformances cited during AABB assessments performed around the globe. Avoid these common pitfalls by evaluating your facility's level of compliance with the 6th ed. of the AABB Standards for Cellular Therapy Services. In this audioconference examples of best practices and suggestions on how to avert noncompliance with AABB standards will be shared. AABB assessors will also discuss examples of challenging standards and what facilities are doing to comply. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions of these subject matter experts.

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Storage and Transport of Blood Outside of the Blood Bank: Strategies and Controversies

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program #144831

Director/Moderator: Robert Braun, MT(ASCP)SBB
Speaker: Ricardo Sumugod
Intended Audience: Physicians, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, Perfusionists
Teaching level: Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Understand the requirements for storing and transporting blood outsider of the Blood Bank.

Event Description: The methods of transporting blood for storage and the physical storing of blood outside of the blood bank can be achieved in many ways. Is transporting blood for storage the same as transporting blood for transfusion? This can sometimes be misinterpreted, understanding the requirements and the standards in this area may help strategizing best practice and dispel controversies.

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LMT: Leadership: What Do Good Leaders Do and What Makes Them Unique?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:30 (GMT)
Program # 1405

Director/Moderator: Mary O’Neill, MD, FCAP
Speaker: Keith Sherman
Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists, Nurses, Managers/Supervisors, CEOs/CFOs
Teaching level: Basic to Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Distinguish the differences between leadership and management.
  • Review how to position yourself as an effective leader.
  • Describe successful techniques of effective leaders.

Event Description: With the blood banking industry going through significant change, and facing economic challenges, organizations are being forced to look at ways to reduce expenses. This inherently creates pressure on staff at all levels. In times such as these, the need for leadership is greater than at any other. This session on leadership is a down to earth, practical reminder and primer on how to go beyond management and become a leader that will inspire your workforce to support the changes your organization is seeking to change. The session will benefit new leaders as well as those that have been leading for some time. Please join the speaker as he takes us through a power point journey on how to lead your teams.

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Continuing Education Credit

Access your continuing education credit certificates online!

All audioconference participants will be granted access to their CE credits and attendance verifications online after completing a short evaluation. All credits will be personalized, tracked and maintained online so that participants can access their records at any time. Simply fill in the attendance sheet with the necessary information (including an email address for each participant) and visit the Live Learning Center at www.aabb.org/livelearningcenter at least 48 hours after the audioconference. Only those participants who signed the attendance sheet will be granted the appropriate continuing education credits.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

AABB is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, provider number 0000381, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AABB designates each audioconference for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours in Category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association Physicians' Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credit hours spent in the activity.

California Nurses

AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 4341, as a provider of continuing nursing education activities. AABB designates each audioconference for a maximum of 1.8 contact hours. California nurses must provide a personal signature and other required information on the attendance form.

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. Each audioconference has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours. AABB's accrediting agency number is 0011. California clinical laboratory personnel must provide a personal signature and other required information on the attendance form. Credit earned through attendance at audioconferences may be used to fulfill the state requirement for continuing education hours to maintain licensure status.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

AABB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, Provider Number 50-4261-1, as a provider of continuing education programs for Florida-licensed clinical laboratory personnel. Each audioconference has been approved for a maximum of 1.8 contact hours. Florida clinical laboratory personnel must provide a personal signature and other required information on the attendance form.

Ireland

The Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) of the Irish Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences will offer credit for AABB audioconferences. PEP registrants who participate within the Blood Transfusion Service Board will receive PEP certificates of attendance at no additional charge.

United Kingdom

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) in the United Kingdom accredits AABB for Continuing Professional Development. Those who have registered on the IBMS Scheme will earn 0.2 educational category credit towards the annual 4.0 credit requirement. Participants are asked to use reference # TS011N98. Questions regarding continuing education credits should be directed to the AABB Professional Development Department at +1.301.215.6482 or professionaldevelopment@aabb.org.

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