On Monday, July 8, 2013 AABB presented the following program.
In 2001, AABB identified Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) as a non-infectious serious hazard of transfusion. At the time, AABB sought to increase awareness and promote discussion of an adverse event that was poorly understood and underrecognized. Significant research has helped to further establish the mechanisms and risks of TRALI. Through standards-setting and through the dissemination of information by way of Association Bulletins, AABB has required and recommended the implementation of a number of interventions to reduce the risk of TRALI. In April 2013, AABB proposed additional standards for TRALI risk reduction that are expected to impact the operations of blood collection facilities.
This workshop is scheduled to take place at the end of the comment period for the 29th edition of Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, which includes the additional TRALI risk reduction requirements. Feedback provided during the conference will be considered by the Blood Bank/Transfusion Service Standards Program Unit before a final recommendation on the standards is provided to the AABB Board of Directors.
In addition to discussing current perspectives on the pathogenesis and incidence of TRALI, speakers will highlight recent data from the United States and Europe on TRALI incidence. Attendees will also learn about the efficacy of a wide range of TRALI risk reduction interventions, and their respective operational considerations.
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Continuing Education Credit
AABB is an approved, accredited provider (Provider Number 0000381) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AABB designates these educational activities for a maximum of 7 credit hours in Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.
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. This event has been approved for a maximum of 8.4 contact hours.
California Clinical Laboratory Personnel
AABB is an approved accrediting agency for continuing education for California licensed clinical laboratory personnel. This event has been approved for a maximum of 7 contact hours. AABB's accrediting agency number is 0011. Credit earned through attendance at this event may be used to fulfill the state requirement for continuing education hours to maintain licensure status.
AABB is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4341, as a provider of continuing nursing education programs. AABB designates this event for a maximum of 8.4 contact hours.
All AABB educational programs are ACCME accredited and satisfy the "formal education" option of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).
Administrators, laboratory personnel, nurses (non-California) and general attendees may receive a certificate of attendance for participation in this event. This certificate verifies attendance at the conference.
For more information about the conference, please contact the Education and Professional Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.301.215.6482.