Basics in Patient Blood Management

AABB has developed a new education series, Basics in Patient Blood Management. This eCast series will help hospitals get started with a Patient Blood Management (PBM) program or begin to operationalize basic elements that they have in place into a cohesive program. Leading pioneers in the field convened to explain the value of a PBM program and key elements, strategies, and tactics for a successful program.

The program is divided into two parts:

  • Basics in Patient Blood Management: 4-part educational series (registration required)
    • Patient Blood Management Overview – Basics and Principles
    • Transfusion Triggers
    • Blood Recovery Techniques
    • Implementing a Patient Blood Management Program
  • PBM for Ordering Clinicians: a complimentary downloadable video that meets ordering clinician’s education requirements for AABB/TJC PBM Hospital Certification (available for download pursuant to AABB's End User License Agreement)

HaemoneticsThis program is made possible through the generous support of Haemonetics

There are no assessments provided with this program. This is an educational eCast series where students can review the content as many times as they want during the access period.

Registration & Access

Registration and access information is provided for both parts of this program offering:

Basics in Patient Blood Management 4-Part Series
After registering for the program, each learner will receive access to all recorded eCasts in this series via the AABB Education Platform (program located in “My Courses”). This program is for individuals (group viewing is not available).

  • Fees
    AABB Individual Member: $0
    Individual Nonmember: $69

  • How To Register
    Individuals can register online via the AABB Marketplace. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one. Payment confirmation (as applicable) and access instructions will be provided immediately after registering.

PBM for Ordering Clinicians
This is a complimentary downloadable video that meets ordering clinician’s education requirements for AABB/TJC PBM Hospital Certification.

  • How To Access
    Individuals, hospitals, or organizations may view and/or download and add this video to their computer, network and/or learning management system for educational purposes only. Any individual/organization that downloads the video is agreeing to the terms and conditions in the AABB End User License Agreement. AABB recommends you download and keep a copy of this agreement for your records.
    Click here to view the video (you will be directed to YouTube).
    Contact to request the downloadable file (MP4 file; 66.4 MB).

CE Credits

The 4-part Basics in Patient Blood Management program is eligible for 1.5 continuing education credits/contact hours for General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel or Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program was determined by the program duration. This program is not eligible for continuing medical education for physicians. A certificate of participation for the 4-part series will be provided to learners after viewing the videos and completion of a program evaluation. The “PBM for Ordering Clinicians” video is not eligible for continuing education/medical credits. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Program Faculty

The program presenters include (titles and affiliations at the time of recording):

Steven M. Frank, MD
Director, Johns Hopkins Health System Blood Management Program
Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Lutherville, MD

Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FASA
Emeritus Chief Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey
Courtesy Clinical Professor UF College of Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology Rutgers Medical School, New Jersey

Jonathan H. Waters, MD
Professor & Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Dept of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor, Swanson School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Chief of Anesthesia Services, Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC Medical Director, UPMC Patient Blood Management Program & UPMC Bloodless Medicine Program
Pittsburgh, PA