Patient Blood Management from an Oncology/Hematologist Point of View

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

Live Program Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 20EL-538 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Kim Blanton, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN OCN, Manager, Hematology/Blood Utilization, TriHealth Cancer Institute, Cincinnati, OH
Speaker: Saulius Girnius, MD, Hematologist, TriHealth Cancer Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the rationale of the pathology and treatment effects for oncology/hematology patient’s that impact the requirements for blood products.
  • Identify the most common oncology/hematology pathology and treatments that require blood products.
  • Discuss the physician’s decision process; risk versus benefits when ordering blood products.
  • Recognize methods used to decrease the needs for blood products.

Program Description

Oncology/hematology patient populations are on the increase and utilization of blood products match this trend. This discipline’s disease and treatments impact the use of packed red blood cells and platelets. Understanding the effects of the disease and treatments on the bone marrow assists in acknowledging and managing the use these products. Identification of methods that can be utilized to minimize the use of blood products will be discussed.

Registration

AABB understands the value of learning together as a group but with COVID-19, bringing everyone together to share the experience in person may not be an option for your team. Given this, all participants in a group will be provided the ability to register as a single viewer (AABB will provide a promocode to registered group viewing coordinators to share with their team in advance of the live program). If you are a group interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team. For single viewers, the process has not changed.

   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-538-4031
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-538-8031

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was 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.