CEU COURSE: TYPE O NEGATIVE RED BLOOD CELL UTILIZATION: PRESERVING THIS RARE AND LIFESAVING RESOURCE

Type O negative blood – every hospital wants a supply on its shelves. But with a prevalence of only seven percent within the population, this valuable resource must be managed with care. Dr. Mair will discuss ways to best utilize lifesaving type O negative red blood cells.


TARGET AUDIENCE:
Technologists, Technicians, Managers

LEVEL: Intermediate

SUCCESSTM CREDITS: 1.0 CEU

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

  1. Identify O RhD– patients who are at lower risk for making an anti-D antibody after receiving O Rh D+ red cells
  2. Describe ways to preserve the supply of O RhD- red cells for patients who need them
  3. Apply knowledge of AABB standards to providing RhD+ cellular products to RhD– patients

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

  1. Review the presentation "Type O Negative Red Blood Cell Utilization: Preserving this Rare and Lifesaving Resource" 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 1.0 SUCCESSTM program CEUs.

FACULTY
David C. Mair, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
West Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross
St. Paul, MN

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.

UPDATED COURSE RELEASE DATE: 03/08/2018

EXPIRATION DATE: 03/07/2020

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 1.0 hour

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