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.


    Program #
    Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 20EL-538-4031
    Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 20EL-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.