AABB Nonconformances Case Studies

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 20EL-564 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Perfusionists, Residents/fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

Director/Moderator: April Hord, BB(ASCP)SBB M.Ed, Clinical Applications Analyst, VCU Health, Richmond, VA
Speakers: Nancy Shotas, MT(ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ), Lead Quality Assessor, AABB, Bethesda, MD; Emmett Gourdine, MS, MPA, SAB, MLS (ASCP)SBB, CQM/OE, COA (ASQ), Lead Quality Assessor, AABB, Bethesda, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify evidence and standards used in AABB nonconformances.
  • Describe the corrective actions process for resolution of AABB nonconformances.
  • Apply the knowledge learned from the case studies to future AABB assessments.

Program Description

Nonconformances and their corrective actions can be daunting sometimes, from understanding the standard and the evidence to then know what to do to fix the problem and reporting that back to AABB. This program will provide case studies highlighting AABB nonconformances from beginning to end, starting with discovery and documenting evidence; interpreting the standards involved and thru reporting and corrective actions taken.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-564-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-564-8035

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.