AABB's Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine 101: eCast Series

AABB Nonconformances Case Studies

August 12, 2020 | 2:00PM to 3:00PM (EDT)


Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Perfusionists, Residents/fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

Director/Moderator: April Hord, BB(ASCP)SBB M.Ed, Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Technical Trainer, American Red Cross – Mid-Atlantic, Richmond, VA
Speakers: Nancy Shotas, MT(ASCP)BB, CQA(ASQ), Lead Quality Assessor, AABB, Bethesda, MD; Emmett Gourdine, MS, MPA, SAB, MLS (ASCP)SBB, CQM/OE, COA (ASQ), Lead Quality Assessor, AABB, Bethesda, MD

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify evidence and standards used in AABB nonconformances.
  • Describe the corrective actions process for resolution of AABB nonconformances.
  • Apply the knowledge learned from the case studies to future AABB assessments.

Program Description

Nonconformances and their corrective actions can be daunting sometimes, from understanding the standard and the evidence to then know what to do to fix the problem and reporting that back to AABB. This program will provide case studies highlighting AABB nonconformances from beginning to end, starting with discovery and documenting evidence; interpreting the standards involved and thru reporting and corrective actions taken.


    Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register 20EL-564-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 20EL-564-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register 20EL-564-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 20EL-564-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register 20EL-564-9935

Continuing Education Credit

AABB estimates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each to be eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. The final number of credit(s) and credit types awarded for this program (live or on-demand) will be determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.

Click here for more about the curriculum for the AABB Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine 101: eCast Series.  AABB eCasts are 60-90-minute interactive, online programs that include a question and answer period. Participants need access to a computer with an active Internet connection to participate. To register for online live and on-demand programs, view AABB’s registration options and pricing here.