CEU 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/PREREQUISITES: Technologists, technicians and laboratory managers. There are no prerequisites for this course.

LEVEL: Intermediate

SUCCESS CREDITSTM: 1.0 CEU

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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 CEU credit for this course, participants must:

  1. Review the presentation "Whole Blood for Transfusion" or read the PowerPoint slides and accompanying notes available as a printable Adobe Reader® file.
  2. Take the online Post-Test.
  3. Complete the online Course Evaluation.
  4. Print the certificate awarding awarding 1.0 SUCCESS credit through the SUCCESSTM program.

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

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.
EXPIRATION DATE: 03/24/2020

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY:
1.0 hour

RELEASE DATE: 03/25/2018

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