Physician Education Patient Blood Management – How To Get The Word Out!

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

Live Program Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 19EL-476 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topic: Patient Blood Management
  • Intended Audience: Directors, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
  • Teaching Level: Advanced, Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Kathleen E. Puca, MD, Senior Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Part of Versiti, Milwaukee, WI
    Speaker: Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain how to start a patient blood management program and why blood use should be monitored.
    • Discuss the importance of good metrics.
    • Identify which reports to share based upon facility and audience.
    • Describe the principles to ensure optimal distribution of data.

    Program Description

    The program will cover what is needed to start and sustain a patient blood management program and why blood use should be monitored. The importance of good metrics is fundamental for continuous improvement and changing practice. Participants will be shown which metrics to best monitor and the subsequent reports to share based upon their facility and audience. The presentation will conclude with methods to ensure optimal distribution of data. This is a must for anyone with a patient blood management program.


    Program #
    Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 19EL-476-4031
    Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 19EL-476-8031

    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.

    Speaker Biography

    Dr. Gammon is a subject matter expert in the area of patient blood management. His programs provide hospitals with current evidenced-based transfusion thresholds, management of the transfusion committee and emphasize the importance of appropriate transfusions. Dr. Gammon holds Board Certifications in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine as well as Clinical Pathology. He is a Medical Director for OneBlood and Transfusion Medicine Specialists and an Assistant Professor of Pathology for the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at NOVA Southeastern University College of Allopathic Medicine. He is co-chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee and an Education Committee member and PACE Administrator of the South Central Association of Blood Banks. He is a member of the Scientific Medical and Technical, Blood Bulletin, Grant, Employee Training and Development Committees, and Chair of the Journal Club for America's Blood Centers. Dr. Gammon serves as an assessor, member of the CME Advisory Committee, bacterial contamination workgroup, European Blood Alliance Working Group and Blood Banks Transfusion Service Standards Program Unit’s incoming chair for AABB and a member of the Transfusion Safety/Patient Blood Management Working Group. He is a manuscript reviewer for the journals TransfusionTransfusion and Apheresis Science and Associate Editor in Immunohematology for Lab Medicine and serves as a peer reviewer for UpToDate.