Event

Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine, Blood Banking, and Biotherapies (22EL-736)

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

Live Program Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - On-Demand Available

Program Number: 22EL-736

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topic: Patient Transfusion
  • Intended Audience: Directors, Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
  • Teaching Level: Advanced, Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM, Blood Bank Manager, UF Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
    Speakers:

    • Hilary F. Ryder, MD, MS, FACP, FHM, HEC-C, Clinical Ethicist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth, TX; Director of Internal Medicine Education, Texas Health Fort Worth
    • Justin Kreuter, MD, Consultant and Instructor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Program Description

    Practicing Transfusion Medicine can involve challenging ethical situations because blood is a voluntarily donated precious medical resource with a limited shelf life. Both supply and demand can be uncertain. This program will explore ethical dilemmas such as resource allocation when demand is anticipated to exceed supply, blood refusal, donor incentives, informed consent, and introducing investigational treatments. These topics will be approached from the perspective of both an ethicist and a transfusion medicine specialist, with the goal of applying a practical ethics framework.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss common ethical issues in the field of Transfusion Medicine today.
    • Discuss common ethical issues in the field of Cellular Therapies/Biotherapies today.
    • Paraphrase how your hospital ethics committee can help you resolve ethical disputes, create ethical policies, and provide ethics education.

    Registration

    Please note: If you registered for the live eCast you do not need to register for the on-demand eCast (access to the on-demand eCast was included with the live eCast registration).

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    Continuing Education Credit

    This activity is eligible for one (1) continuing education credit/contact hour for Physicians, Nurses (including California-based nursing professionals through CBRN), California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. AABB reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of credits granted based on the final activity duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

    There is no financial support for this activity.

    Jointly Accredited Provider

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) and CME Outfitters, LLC. CME Outfitters LLC. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians (ACCME): CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live/enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Claiming Credit
    Live Activity - Upon completion of the live activity, you will receive instructions to complete your evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of attendance/completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the instructions). The evaluation can be found by logging into the AABB Education Platform.

    Enduring Activity - Once the enduring (on-demand) program is available, you will receive instructions to access the AABB Education Platform. Upon completion of viewing the enduring activity, you will need to complete the evaluation and post quiz, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the AABB Education Platform).

    Program & Credit Expiration Dates:

    • Live Activity Program Date: May 19, 2022; Credit Expiration Date: June 19, 2022
    • Enduring Activity Program Dates: May 19, 2022 – May 18, 2025; Credit Expiration Date: May 18, 2025

    Disclosure Declaration

    It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, and the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that the presence of such relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

    Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty, peer reviewers, and CME Outfitters, LLC. personnel are provided at the beginning of the program.

    Speaker Biographies

    Dr. Justin KreuterDr. Justin Kreuter received his medical degree from University of Missouri, Columbia, then completed a pathology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a 2-year transfusion medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He is the program director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine fellowship as well as associate medical director of the histocompatibility laboratory. Justin’s primary passion is being an educator. In 2016, he completed the Harvard Macy Institute program for educators in health professions. In 2019, he completed the University of Toronto program for educating health professionals in interprofessional care.


    Dr. Hilary F. RyderDr. Hilary F. Ryder is a Clinical Ethicist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, she serves as Director of Internal Medicine Education at Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Ryder earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a master’s in science through The Dartmouth Institute. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she subsequently joined the faculty as a hospitalist and served as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has completed bioethics training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, and Harvard University and was for several years the Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinical Ethics Consultation Committee. Dr. Ryder is the medical writer for Ethics and Professionalism for the American College of Physician’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. Her research interests include understanding moral distress medical students face when encountering ethical dilemmas. She and her husband have four children and are in pursuit of the mythical work-life balance.