Immunohematology Boot Camp: Infection Related Hemolytic Anemia (CAD/PCH,P,I) (22EL-792)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Program Number: 22EL-792

  • Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
  • Topic: Patient Transfusion
  • Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Hospitals, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists
  • Teaching Level: Intermediate
  • Director: Donna Berry, Training and Development, New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand
    Moderator: Susanne Bishop, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB, Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, NE

    • Laura Cooling, MD, MS, Professor, Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program Description

    Hemolytic anemia can occur as a transient condition secondary to certain infections. Serological testing helps to aid diagnosis. This program will discuss the immunohematologic findings seen by the blood bank and additional testing that may be required. The faculty will also look at what infections can lead to hemolytic anemia, including auto-immune hemolytic anemia. Finally, the program will investigate the more common antibody specificities involved in these conditions and how they can often mimic other specificities.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • List the infections commonly associated with infection-related hemolytic anemia.
    • Describe the typical laboratory results seen in Cold Agglutinin Disease (CAD) and Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria (PCH).
    • Explain the additional testing required for the investigation of CAD and PCH.
    • Discuss the specificity of blood group antibodies involved in infection-related hemolytic anemia.
    • Discuss the clinical findings in patients with infection-related hemolytic anemia.


    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

    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 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: November 9, 2022; Credit Expiration Date: December 9, 2022
    • Enduring Activity Program Dates: November 9, 2022 – November 8, 2025; Credit Expiration Date: November 8, 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.