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Live Program: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 19EL-409 (see program format numbers below under Registration)
Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: Director, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Bank, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Research Scientists, Resident/Fellow, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Director/Moderator: Sara Bakhtary, MD, Assistant Medical Director, UCSF Transfusion Service, Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Solmaz Manuel, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the role of antifibrinolytic therapy in reducing intraoperative blood loss and identify the clinical settings in which this therapy is useful.
- Define acute normovolemic hemodilution and recognize how this intervention reduces intraoperative blood loss.
- Describe the strategies of deliberate hypotension in blood conservation management.
The field of patient blood management (PBM) has advanced considerably in the past decade with the recognition of the importance of blood conservation. For surgical patients, this involves preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies to minimize blood loss, maximize blood conservation, and reduce exposure to blood transfusion. This eCast will examine interventions to reduce intraoperative blood loss including: use of antifibrinolytic agents, topical hemostatic agents, acute normovolemic hemodilution, deliberate hypotension, and avoidance of hypothermia.
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Continuing Education Credit
AABB designates the live eCast eligible for 0.75 continuing education credits for Physicians and General Participation credits. The number and type of credits awarded for this program was determined by the program duration.
AABB designates the on-demand version of this eCast eligible for 0.5 continuing education credits for Physicians and General Participation credits. The number and type of credits awarded for this program was determined by the program duration.
For more information on each credit type please visit our
Continuing Education Credits webpage.
Dr. Solmaz Manuel is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and principal member of the medical center’s transfusion committee. Dr. Manuel is focused on advancing the field of perioperative patient blood management. Her research interests include transfusion practices in the operating room and performance metrics to help guide clinical decision-making and behaviors toward more evidence-based practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care.