CME COURSE: THE P BLOOD GROUP AND UNEXPECTED ANTI-PP1Pk IN AN ELEVEN WEEK OLD INFANT

The P blood group includes the antigens P1, P, Pk and Luke. In this course we will examine the history and properties of this group. A case study concerning an unexpected non-maternally derived anti-PP1Pk in an infant will also be described.


TARGET AUDIENCE / PREREQUISITES

This activity has been designed for general, specialty and subspecialty physicians who prescribe blood products and for hospital transfusion service Medical Directors. There are no participant prerequisites for this activity.

CME CREDITS: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

CONTINUING CERTIFICATION CATEGORY: Medical Knowledge

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the components of the P blood group
  2. Examine the timelines of discovery and the history of the P blood group 
  3. Understand the properties of PP1Pk and explore a case study involving an 11-week old infant with unexpected non-maternally derived anti-PP1Pk

LEARNING TASKS
To receive CME credit for this activity, participants must:

  1. Acknowledge their review of activity prerequisites, objectives, disclosures, methods of physician participation and statements.
  2. Review the narrated presentation "The P Blood Group and Unexpected Anti-PP1Pk in an Eleven Week-Old Infant" or read the PowerPoint slides and accompanying notes available as a printable Adobe Reader® file.
  3. Take the online Post-Test.
  4. Complete the online Activity Evaluation.
  5. Print the certificate awarding 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM through the SUCCESSTM program.

FACULTY
James A. Westra, M.D.
Medical Director
Northern Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross
Cleveland, OH

ACTIVITY PLANNER
Liz Marcus
Director, Hospital Sales and Marketing
Biomedical Services, American Red Cross
Washington, DC

DISCLOSURES
Dr Westra has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. No commercial support was received for this activity.

DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Information herein is presented for educational purposes only and not to endorse off-label use. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The American Red Cross Biomedical Services (ARCBS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity meets the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Continuing Certification (CC) for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Red Cross Biomedical Services designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
All faculty participating in ARCBS continuing medical education programs are expected to disclose to learners whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s); faculty are also expected to disclose off-label and/or investigational uses of products under discussion.

COURSE RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2018

EXPIRATION DATE: 08/20/2021

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 1.0 hour(s)

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