CME COURSE: THE EFFECT OF RED CELL STORAGE DURATION ON CLINICAL OUTCOMES 

TARGET AUDIENCE / PREREQUISITES
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.

CME
CREDITS: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

enter course<

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the evidence for an adverse effect of the RBC storage duration on clinical outcomes
2. Describe the randomized controlled trials underway to assess the effect of storage duration
3. Discuss the impact these studies may have on the Transfusion Medicine field

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 presentation “Group AB Plasma and the Risk of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)” 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM through the SUCCESSTM program.

FACULTY
Richard J. Benjamin, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
American Red Cross
Washington, DC

ACTIVITY PLANNERS
Richard J. Benjamin, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
American Red Cross
Washington, DC

DISCLOSURES
The activity faculty / planner 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 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.


DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Red Cross Biomedical Services designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 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:
6/5/2013

EXPIRATION DATE: 6/4/2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 0.75 hour

Last modified: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 02:54 PM