eLearning in Transfusion Medicine

The following interactive courses are available for P.A.C.E. credit.  In order to receive your P.A.C.E. certificate, you must:

  • Complete the course material.
  • Take and pass a final exam. (If you do not pass the exam, you must retake the course to attempt the exam again.)
  • Complete the online evaluation.

New York Blood Center Enterprises is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program.

(eLearning courses are best viewed using Chrome as a browser.)


Acute Transfusion Reactions: From Detection to Reporting

Author: Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 0.5

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Describe the following aspects of acute transfusion reactions: signs & symptoms, pathogenesis, lab findings, treatment & prevention.
  2. Identify procedures used to investigate acute transfusion reactions.
  3. Describe the use of the Hemovigilance Module for reporting purposes.

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Author: Nancy Van Buren, MD & Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0

Leve of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Identify the clinical presentations, causes and subtypes of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  2. Describe the role of the Direct Antiglobulin Test in the serologic evaluation of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  3. Discuss treatment and transfusion management.

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The Basics of Patient Blood Management

Author: Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours:0.5

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Define patient blood management.
  2. Identify the goals and guidelines of patient blood management.
  3. Describe the purpose of the "Choosing Wisely" initiative.

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Chronic Transfusion Therapy Program: Focus on Sickle Cell Disease

Author: Nancy Van Buren, MD & Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Explain the etiology of sickle cell disease and discuss the transfusion options and transfusion complications in this population.

  2. Identify the American Society of Hematology 2020 guidelines for transfusion support for sickle cell disease.

  3. Discuss the role of genotyping and antigen-matched blood for sickle cell patients in a chronic transfusion therapy program.

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Common Blood Groups

Authors: Lynsi Rahorst, MHPE, MT(ASCP)SBBCM & Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Define characteristics of common blood group antigens and antibodies.
  2. Determine the clinical significance of antibodies to common blood group antigens.

  3. Select appropriate units for transfusion in case scenarios.

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Delayed Transfusion Reactions: From Detection to Reporting

Author: Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 0.5

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Describe the following aspects of delayed transfusion reactions: signs & symptoms, pathogenesis, lab findings, treatment & prevention.
  2. Identify procedures used to investigate delayed transfusion reactions.
  3. Describe the use of the Hemovigilance Module for reporting purposes.

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Diagnosing Adverse Transfusion Reactions: Learning from Case Studies and Blood Center Workups

Authors: Nancy Van Buren, MD & Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 1.0

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Objectives:

  1. Apply CDC National Healthcare Safety Network case definition criteria to identify adverse transfusion reactions.
  2. Identify adverse transfusion reactions that need to be reported to blood centers for further investigation.

  3. Identify scenarios where donors get deferred as a result of adverse transfusion reaction to patients.

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Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)

Author: Kay Stephens, MT(ASCP)SH

P.A.C.E. Contact Hours: 0.5

Level of instruction: Intermediate 

Objectives:

  1. Define Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI).
  2. Discuss the following aspects of TRALI: clinical presentation, types of TRALI, diagnostic criteria, laboratory intervention & treatment.
  3. Explain donor center implications of TRALI.

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