This presentation is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory scientists, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of patients with massive bleeding.

The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define a massive transfusion
  2. Discuss the importance of a massive transfusion protocol (MTP)
  3. Describe the impact of MTP on blood use and patient outcomes

Faculty and Disclosures

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

Lisa Baumann-Kreuziger, MD, MS 
Associate Medical Director, 
BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Inc.
Assistant Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Disclosure: Dr. Lisa Baumann-Kreuziger has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Dr. Baumann-Kreuziger will be discussing the off-label use of tranexamic acid and fibrinogen concentrate.

Planning Committee

Kathleen Puca, MD
Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: Kathleen Puca, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Nanci Fredrich, RN, BSN, MM
Transfusion Safety Officer, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: Nanci Fredrich, RN, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Julie DeLisle, RN, BSN, MSN
Transfusion Safety Officer, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Disclosure: Julie DeLisle, RN, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Participate in the educational content by viewing and listening to the narrated presentation online.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may save or print the certificate upon successful completion of the activity. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be archived for 6 years.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

Credits Available

Physicians - maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Allied Health Professionals - maximum of 0.5 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

Blood Center of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 AMA Credit Designation Statement:

BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
BloodCenter of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 0.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

  • Release date:  05/10/2016
  • Valid for credit through:05/09/2018