CME COURSE: Whole Blood for Transfusion

The use of whole blood for transfusion is back primarily for massive hemorrhage. This course reviews the history of whole blood usage, the individual blood components that are normally isolated from it and studies designed to answer clinical questions regarding the use of whole blood today. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity has been designed for general, specialty, and subspecialty physicians who prescribe blood products, care for blood donors or have related interests. There are no participant prerequisites for this activity. 

CONTINUING CERTIFICATION CATEGORY: Medical Knowledge

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

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

  1. Describe the manufacturing methods for conventional components and modern whole blood.
  2. Recall the current data supporting the use of whole blood in austere military environments.

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

  1. Acknowledge your review of the activity prerequisites, objectives, disclosures, methods of physician participation and statements.
  2. Review the presentation "Whole Blood for Transfusion" 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 Course Evaluation.
  5. Print the certificate awarding awarding 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM through the SUCCESSTM program.

FACULTY
Walter Kelley, DO
Medical Director, American Red Cross Blood Services
West Division
Salt Lake City, UT

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

DISCLOSURES
The faculty has indicated that he has the following relevant disclosure: For research on a rapid infusion device three companies, Belmont Instrument Corp, Intermountain Foundation, and Haemonetics as well as the US Army provided financial support. 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.

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.

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

PASSING REQUIREMENTS
If you correctly answer 75% or more of the post-test items you may claim credit.

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.


RELEASE DATE: 03/25/2018

EXPIRATION DATE: 03/24/2021

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY:
1.0 hour
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