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

Transfusion Medicine Education to non-TM Physicians & Nurses

June 10, 2020 | 2:00PM to 3:00PM (EDT)


Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, 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: Natalie Case, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Technical Supervisor, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA; Hind Jaber-Daou MSN, MHA, RN (CCRN), MT, Blood Reduction Program Nurse Coordinator/Transfusion Safety Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA

Learning Objectives

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

  • List informational topics provided to help treat patients in respect to their transfusion needs.
  • Discuss the various transfusion medicine educational topics outlined in the program.
  • Apply the concepts discussed in the presentation to everyday practice when dealing with patients and their transfusion medicine needs.

Program Description

This program will highlight Transfusion Medicine topics that would prove helpful for non-transfusion medicine trained doctors and nurses. The program will be presented with viewpoints from transfusion medicine technologists, nurses and doctors discussing what information is most commonly not widely known when dealing with patients who need transfusion or patients with complex antibodies.


AABB understands the value of learning together as a group but with COVID-19, bringing everyone together to share the experience in person may not be an option for your team. Given this, all participants in a group will be provided the ability to register as a single viewer (AABB will provide a promocode to registered group viewing coordinators to share with their team in advance of the live program). If you are a group interested in participating in this eCast, simply complete the Group Viewing registration form and AABB will provide detailed instructions to share with your team. For single viewers, the process has not changed.

    Program #
Single Viewer: Live Register 20EL-542-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register 20EL-542-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register 20EL-542-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register 20EL-542-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register 20EL-542-9935

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 Physician, 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.