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Indications for Transfusions Program Overview

Program Description

This intermediate-level course begins with the history of transfusion and examines numerous studies that have driven change throughout the years. It then covers current-day practices, including transfusion guidelines, necessary component modifications and misconceptions, and finishes with how modern transfusion guidelines may be used to help drive change in transfusion care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe common transfusion trends and research
  • Explain best practices for transfusion guidelines
  • Identify product attributes and modifications
  • Clarify dosage misconceptions
  • Apply guidelines to drive change

Level of Instruction

  • Intermediate

P.A.C.E. Statement

Blood Systems, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program

In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.

Contact hours

  • Completion of this program will provide 1 contact hour of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit.

Speaker Credentials

Marissa Li, MD
Medical Director
United Blood Services

Houston “Buddy” Ngyuen, BSCLS, MT (ASCP), BIT
Transfusion Safety Officer
Blood Systems Inc.

Technical Requirements and Assistance

To view the program material, you need a computer with a supported web browser and a dial-up or better internet connection. The supported operating systems and web browsers are:

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6 with KDE or Gnome

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Firefox 2 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

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