Stop, Collaborate, and Listen - Establishing a PBM Program

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

Live Program Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - On-Demand Available

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, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
  • Teaching Level: Basic, 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 three key actions to effectively implement a successful PBM program.
    • Describe the importance of and barriers to a patient blood management program.
    • Define the various members of the multi-disciplinary groups needed for engagement (stakeholders).
    • Describe effective Patient Blood Management program tools used for engagement.
    • 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: On-Demand Register 19EL-430-4031
    Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 19EL-430-8031

    Continuing Education Credit

    AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1.0 continuing education credits/contact hours for California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. 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. Please note this program is not eligible for continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians.

    Speaker Biography

    Melanie Jorgenson 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.