• AABB/SABM Webinar Series on Patient Blood Management

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    2012 AABB/SABM Webinar Series

    AABB and SABM are proud to offer a new webinar series focused on Patient Blood Management. Covering topics such as an overview of a patient blood management program; case studies in obstetrics, ICU patients and hematology/oncology patients; and collecting and analyzing data on patient blood management, this 8-part series features one program on the second Thursday of each month from January to August. Experts in the field of patient blood management will share their knowledge and experience with the audience while answering questions from program participants.
    These programs, 1 hour in length, are offered for individuals. Because both the audio and visual presentations will be available on the Internet, attendees will only need access to a computer to participate.

    Overview of a Patient Blood Management Program

    Thursday, January 12, 2012
    2:00-3:00PM (ET) 7:00-8:00 (GMT)
    Program # 1220


    Speaker:
    Mary Ghiglione, RN, Director Blood and Tissue Management, Swedish Medical Center


    Objectives:

    • Identify rational for implementing a patient blood management program.
    • Identify components of a patient blood management program.
    • Identify quality indicators for patient blood management programs.

    Description: Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the scientific use of safe and effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding in an effort to improve patient outcomes. In light of mounting evidence that transfusions are associated with adverse outcomes, the concept of Patient Blood Management (PBM) continues to be more relevant to patient safety and care. The overview of a Patient Blood Management Program lecture will help participants understand the basics of patient blood management including: understanding the rational for implementing a program, identify components of a patient blood management program and identify quality indicators for patient blood management programs.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AABB/SABM Webinar Series on Patient Blood Management started by Jan B. Wade View original post
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