Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP – 2020 Edition

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
Master Program Number: 20EL-594 (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, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic

Director/Moderator: Isabella Martin, MD, Medical Director of Microbiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Speakers: Anne Chenoweth, MBA, MT(ASCP)CM, CQA(ASQ), Senior Director of Accreditation and Quality, AABB, Bethesda, MD; Lilly Petkovic, BS, MT(ASCP)BB,SBB, Checklist Technical Content Analyst, College of American Pathologists, Northfield, IL

Learning Objectives

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

  • List common AABB nonconformances in the Transfusion Services, Donor Services, IRL, and Perioperative services.
  • List common CAP checklist deficiencies from the Transfusion Medicine, All Common and Lab General checklists.
  • Expand discussion on selected items to include interpretation of requirements, variations in interpretation and execution of intent.
  • Provide guidance on steps to avoid nonconformances/deficiencies.

Program Description

Lecture to be presented by representatives from AABB and CAP accreditation teams. AABB standards and CAP checklist interpretations that resulted in nonconformances and deficiencies will be highlighted. Speakers will expand discussion on selected items to include interpretations of standards, variations in interpretation and will provide guidance on ways to avoid nonconformance/deficiencies.


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.

Please note: registration for the single viewer live eCast will close 1 hour prior to the eCast start time.

   Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register20EL-594-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register20EL-594-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register20EL-594-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register20EL-594-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register20EL-594-9935

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 Biographies

Anne Chenoweth, MBA, MT(ASCP)CM, CQA(ASQ), is the Senior Director of the Accreditation and Quality Department for AABB. Before becoming director, Anne was a Technical Specialist with the AABB. Anne took her first steps toward a career in blood banking and transfusion medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where she received her bachelor of science/medical technology degree. Anne then moved to Johns Hopkins Hospital and while employed received her MBA from Hopkins University. She worked for a time as a sales representative for Curtin Mathison Scientific before returning to the laboratory at Montgomery General Hospital. She became the transfusion services manager for the next nineteen years while also acting as a volunteer assessor for the AABB. Anne joined the AABB in 2007 and was certified as a quality auditor by the American Society for Quality. In 2008, Anne began also working as a volunteer assessor for the International Society for Quality in Healthcare. Anne also worked with the African Society for Transfusion Safety and the Brazilian Hematological Society to begin an accreditation program in those areas of the world.

Lilly Petkovic, BS, MT(ASCP)BB,SBB is a Checklist Technical Content Analyst for the College of American Pathologists. Lilly began her career in Chicago, Illinois after completing her Medical Technology training through Northwestern Medical School. She advanced her blood banking knowledge by first getting certified as a MT(ASCP)BB technologist, then completed her Specialty in Blood Banking and served as a volunteer CAP inspector and AABB assessor for over 30 years. She is currently an ad-hoc member of the Transfusion Resource Committee at the CAP. Lilly’s laboratory experience included serving as a Teaching Supervisor, Transfusion Services Manager, Laboratory Reimbursement Specialist and Blood Center Director. She began her current career at the CAP as a Technical Specialist and then moved into her role of a Checklist Technical Analyst where her team creates and revises requirements for the CAP checklists. She has been an active member and executive board member for the Illinois Association of Blood Banks and has presented multiple talks on behalf of the CAP accreditation program for various organizations.