Stop, Collaborate, and Listen - Establishing a PBM Program

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - [Rescheduled from 05/01/19]
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 19EL-430 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Student (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Lisa M. Shave MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Medical Laboratory Technology Program Coordinator, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ
Speaker: Melanie Jorgenson, RN BSN, Clinical Optimization – Client Delivery Lead, Accumen, Seattle, WA

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe effective ways to implement a PBM program.
  • Define the various members of the multi-disciplinary groups needed for engagement (stakeholders).
  • Understand the barriers to implementation of a PBM program.
  • Describe various measures taken to engage stakeholders.
  • Describe the importance of knowing history/background of the work/experience prior to implementation.

Program Description

Implementing a Patient Blood Management program requires a strategic plan and engagement from a multi-disciplinary team. This eCast will inform the audience on ways to first stop and evaluate the culture and people, collaborate with those who have “feet on the ground” and listen to feedback. Engagement first requires knowing the history and then moving forward to a plan for successful implementation.


   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register19EL-430-2031
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register19EL-430-4031
Group Viewing: Live Register19EL-430-6031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register19EL-430-8031
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register19EL-430-9931

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

Melanie has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years and specializing in Transfusion Medicine and Patient Blood Management for the last decade. She is the former chairperson for the AABB TS/PBM Subsection, a member of the AABB PBM Standards Committee, and a member of the AABB Annual Meeting Educational Program Committee. She now works with Accumen’s Clinical Optimization Team to help implement Patient Blood Management and Test Utilization Programs at hospital systems across the country.