Immunohematology Boot Camp: High & Low Incidence Antigens (22EL-756)

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - On-Demand Available

Program Number: 22EL-756

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topic: Patient Transfusion
  • Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Laboratory Staff, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB)
  • Teaching Level: Advanced, Intermediate
  • Director/Moderator: Danielle Mullins, MSTM MLS(ASCP)CM SBBCM, Manager, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, Versiti Illinois, Aurora, IL

    • Chelsey Geurkink, MLS(ASCP)CM SBBCM, Senior Scientist, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory, Versiti Illinois, Aurora, IL
  • Program Description

    Highs and lows: the possibilities are endless! Get tips from Immunohematology veterans on how to best approach the identification of these tricky antibodies, gain background knowledge on some of the more common examples, and identify transfusion challenges associated with these antibodies. This program will feature guided case studies and an informative presentation.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Recognize common antigens associated with antibodies to low/high frequency antigens.
    • Identify methods to differentiate antibodies associated with these reactivity patterns.
    • Discuss transfusion recommendations and challenges for patients with antibodies to high/low frequency antigens.


    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

    The live 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. The on-demand activity is eligible for 0.75 continuing education credit for Physicians, Nurses (including California-based nursing professionals through CBRN) and General Participation credit (California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel credit is not provided for the on-demand program). 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 activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 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: July 20, 2022; Credit Expiration Date: August 20, 2022
    • Enduring Activity Program Dates: July 20, 2022 – July 19, 2025; Credit Expiration Date: July 19, 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 Biography

    Chelsey Geurkink Chelsey Geurkink is an instructor for the Specialist in Blood Banking program within the College of Health Sciences at Rush University. Geurkink completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at Rush University. She is in the process of completing her graduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Management at Rush University. She is currently a Senior Scientist at Versiti Illinois Immunohematology Reference Laboratory in Aurora IL.