Essential Transfusion Practices is a series of presentations designed to help all practitioners and caregivers who order transfusions to learn about recent evidence and best practice for guiding transfusion decisions. Using case-based learning activities,we will examine situations in which patients are evaluated for transfusion. Discussion of the management and decision to transfuse or not to transfuse for the particular blood product will be presented.

Objectives:

  1. Describe typical presentations of encountered medical conditions requiring transfusion decisions.
  2. Discuss new clinical information from recent publications regarding transfusion
  3. Discuss recommended guidelines for transfusion practice
  4. Evaluate strategies for managing transfusion of blood and blood components while improving patient outcomes.

Presented by Dr Jerome Gottschall, Senior Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Upon successful completion of the program, 0.5 contact hours of continuing education will be awarded

Presented by Dr Waseem Anani, Associate Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Upon successful completion of the program, 0.5 contact hours of continuing education will be awarded

Presented by Dr Kathleen Puca, Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Upon successful completion of the program, 0.5 contact hours of continuing education will be awarded

Presented by Dr Matthew Karafin, Associate Medical Director. BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Upon successful completion of this program, 0.5 contact hours of continuing education will be awarded