AABB Leadership & Management Collection

In an effort to engage the current and next generation of professionals with education on core concepts necessary to cultivate effective leaders, the Leadership & Administrative Subsection of the AABB Transfusion Medicine Section has hand-selected relevant leadership and management programs and compiled them into one collection.

This compilation aims to enhance leadership and management skills with a focus on managing resources, leading staff and best practices. It is not only applicable for seasoned leaders, but also for those new to a leadership role and those interested in stepping into a leadership role in the future.


This collection contains 31 select presentations from prior AABB Annual Meetings as well as on-demand eCasts. It also includes select chapters from AABB publications. For a complete listing of all the content available, jump to the “Content Overview” section.

The collection is broken into three main areas:
Best Practices
Lead Your Staff
Manage Your Resources

Program Format

The program consists of 31 on-demand recordings in varying lengths covering the three main topic areas. This program is housed in the AABB Education Platform. Learners will have unlimited access to the content for up to 2 years.


There are no assessments provided with this offering. This is a collection of educational programs where learners can review the content as many times as they want during their access period.

Registration Fee & Process

After registering for the program, each learner will receive access to all the content in the collection. This program is for individuals and discounts for multiple registrations are available (group viewing is not available).


Individual Registration Pricing:

  • AABB Individual Member: $79
  • Individual Nonmember: $99

Discount for Multiple Registrations:
Institutions will receive 15% off the list price when purchasing 4 or more registrations. The list price for each student will be determined by the institution’s AABB membership status.

How To Register

Individuals can register online via the AABB Store. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one. Payment confirmation will be provided immediately after registering.

Institutions that want to purchase registrations for students must complete and return the registration form. Payment confirmation will be provided within 2-5 business days.

Content Overview

This collection is broken into 3 main areas:

Best Practices

  • Amazing Transfusion/Disaster Planning Simulations
  • Emergency Management- Hurricanes, Floods, Fires, Snow and Ice, and National & International Threats
  • Emergency Event Planning in the Transfusion Service
  • Multidisciplinary Team Building: Anesthesiology, Nursing and the Transfusion Service
  • Integrating the Blood Center Physician with the Blood Center Executive Team

Lead Your Staff

  • Utilizing Employee Engagement to Decrease Turnover
  • There’s Misbehavior in Your Workplace - Who You Gonna Call? Distinguishing Management Dilemmas from Ethical Problems
  • Mastering Civility: How Civility Builds Collaboration and Improves Performance
  • The Making of the Next Generation of Laboratory Leaders: Leading through Challenges
  • What Does It Take to be a Female CEO: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • The Communication Crimes We Commit Against Our Employees
  • Achieving the Pinnacle of Leadership
  • Anticipating the Future - Laboratory Workforce Planning
  • Blood Bank Billing and Reimbursement
  • Chronic Work-Related Stress and Burnout: The High Cost of Ignoring Stress in the Workplace
  • Current Challenges Facing Transfusion Medicine Leadership
  • Leadership Pearls of the Laboratory: Discovering, Engaging, and Maintaining Laboratory Leaders – Optimizing Laboratory Operation
  • Leading at the Speed of Trust – Using the 13 Behaviors to Develop, Restore, and Extend Smart Trust in Your Key Relationships and Your Organization
  • Mentorship: How to Cultivate Talent and Promote from Within Your Organization
  • A Culture of Safety: "How Can I Advocate Patient Safety If I Myself Don’t Feel Safe?" - the Question That Sounds Rhetorical but Really Isn’t
  • Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking
  • Are You a Group or a Team?

Manage Your Resources

  • BIG DATA Applications in Transfusion Medicine: Size Matters!
  • Informatics for the Blood Bankers
  • Pearls and Pitfalls of Transfusion Medicine Informatics Solutions
  • Introduction to Reimbursement for Transfusion Medicine, Blood Products and Cellular Therapy Services
  • Help! I Can’t See the Forest for the Trees – Using Data Effectively to Drive Meaningful Change
  • Coding and Reimbursement for Reference Laboratory Testing
  • Data to Action: Closing the Gap
  • What's New with Reimbursement and Coding for Blood Products, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies?
  • Transfusion Medicine Informatics for Patient Blood Management

Additional Resources
In addition to the programs noted above, access will also be provided for these chapters to download and use for future reference:

  • Development of a Patient Blood Management Program: Chapter 2 from Patient Blood Management: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Optimizing Care
    Frank SM, Johnson DJ, Resar LMS. Development of a Patient Blood Management Program. In: Frank SM, Waters JH, eds. Patient Blood Management: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Optimizing Care. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2016:13-38.
  • Medical-Legal Issues in Transfusion Medicine: Chapter 21 from Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 4/e
    Barbeau JM. Medical-Legal Issues in Transfusion Medicine. In: Marques M, Schwartz, Wu YY, eds. Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 4/e. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2019:539-48.
  • Quality and Regulations in Transfusion Medicine: Chapter 22 from Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 4/e
    Storch EK. Quality and Regulations in Transfusion Medicine. In: Marques M, Schwartz, Wu YY, eds. Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 4/e. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2019:551-79. Chapter 22.
  • Hemotherapy Decisions and Their Outcomes: Chapter 19 from Hemotherapy Decisions and Their Outcomes
    Shehata N, Mo YD. Hemotherapy Decisions and Their Outcomes. In: Cohn CS, Delaney M, Johnson ST, Katz LM, eds. Technical Manual, 20/e. Bethesda, MD: AABB, 2020:553-81. Chapter 19.

What to Expect

After registering for the program, you will receive a receipt for your purchase. You will be able to access the program via the AABB Education Platform immediately upon purchase. You will be able to watch the videos as many times as you like as well as downloading the provided resources within the access period. Access is granted for up to 2 years.

Continuing Education Credit

This activity is eligible for 37.75 continuing education credits for Physicians (credit available through March 11, 2024) and California Nurse and 39 continuing education credit/contact hours for California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. AABB reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of credits. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage. Please note: there are no continuing education credits available for the publication chapters.

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 and 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 enduring activity for a maximum of 37.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Claiming Credit: After registration, you will receive instructions to access the AABB Education Platform. Upon completion of viewing each enduring activity within the collection (each session within the program), you will need to complete the evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of completion (credit must be claimed by March 11, 2024). The sessions and evaluations can be found by logging into the AABB Education Platform.

Program & Credit Expiration Dates:
Enduring Activity Program Dates: March 12, 2021 – March 11, 2024
Credit Expiration Date: March 11, 2024

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 products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve 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 these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of each session within the program.