CEU CASE STUDY: RESOLUTION OF A POSITIVE ANTIBODY SCREEN WITH A POSITIVE AUTOCONTROL

This course is designed to guide the learner through a commonly-encountered serological challenge. Unexpected pre-transfusion test results, including a positive three cell screen and a positive autocontrol require investigation. Resolution and transfusion considerations are discussed.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Laboratory Managers

LEVEL: Basic

SUCCESS TM CREDITS: 1 CEU

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. Correlate serologic findings between the autocontrol and DAT
2. Appropriately utilize EDTA Glycine Acid reagent
3. Employ techniques for excluding alloantibodies when an autoantibody is present
4. Identify antibody specificities that may be naturally-occurring
5. Recognize special transfusion considerations for patients with a positive autologous control


LEARNING TASKS

To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:

1. Review the presentation " Resolution of a Positive Antibody Screen with a Positive Autologous Control" 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 SUCCESSTM CEU

FACULTY

Tiffany Walters, MT(ASCP)SBB
Immunohematology Reference Lab Manager
American Red Cross Blood Services – South Carolina Region
Columbia , South Carolina

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.


RELEASE DATE:
October 12, 2011

EXPIRATION DATE:
October 11, 2021

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY:
1 hour

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