Event

Patient Blood Management – Your Best Advocate in Times of Shortages! (22EL-746)

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Program Number: 22EL-746

  • 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, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
  • Teaching Level: Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Emily Coberly, MD, Divisional Chief Medical Officer, American Red Cross, St. Louis, MO
    Speakers:

    • Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Inc., Orlando, FL
    • Mark Friedman, MD, Director of Transfusion Services, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, Mineola, NY
  • Program Description

    Blood product shortages may often occur in association with holidays, severe weather, or other events that may temporarily impact blood collections. In this program, the faculty will review the role of Patient Blood Management as a strategy to mitigate the impact of low product inventories during times of blood product shortage, including both from the hospital and the blood collection center perspectives. The speakers will also recommend measures to address unexpected changes in inventory both short-term predictable and longer-term unanticipated (e.g., pandemic, disasters).

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe how a blood center utilizes patient blood management when the blood supply falls below predefined levels.
    • Report how a hospital transfusion service utilizes patient blood management when the blood supply falls below predefined levels.
    • Recommend measures to address unexpected changes in inventory from both short-term predictable and longer-term unanticipated (e.g., pandemic, disasters) causes.

    Registration

    Registration includes access to both the live and on-demand version of this eCast.

    If you are a facility interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team approximately one week prior to the live program (each team member to register for the program utilizing a promocode). For single viewers, simply click on the Register button below to register.

    Please note: registration for the live eCast will close 1 hour prior to the eCast start time. If you register after this time you will receive access to the on-demand eCast when it is available.

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    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

    Mark Friedman, MDDr. Friedman holds Board Certifications in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine as well Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine.


    Dr. Richard Gammon 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 as well as an Assistant Professor Collaborative Faculty with Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of South Florida.