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What You Need to Know about Transfusion Medicine But are Afraid to Ask
Release and Expiration Dates
Released: 4/1/21
Expires:    3/31/2024
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What You Need to Know about Transfusion Medicine But are Afraid to Ask

What You Need to Know about Transfusion Medicine But are Afraid to Ask is a TCAA course created from a webinar. Dr. Scanlan walks us through the effects of a blood transfusion, most common reasons for a blood reaction, and describes the differences between TRALI and TACO. 

Estimated completion time:
60 minutes
Target Audience: The trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
1. List two adverse effects of blood transfusion

2. Describe the most common errors related to blood transfusions
3. Compare the differences between TRALI and TACO 

Faculty Presenter: Dr. Mick Scanlan

Faculty Bio:

Dr. Scanlan is currently Professor of Pathology, Vice Chairman of Laboratory Medicine, and CLIA Laboratory Medical Director at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). He currently serves on the CAP Board of Directors and has been Chairman of the College of American Pathologist (CAP) Council on Accreditation since November 2019. He has been active in laboratory accreditation since 1986 with over 130 accreditation inspections, many in international labs. He joined OHSU Healthcare in 2001 after 15 years of community practice.

Dr. Scanlan’s primary clinical responsibilities are to provide medical direction of the OHSU Clinical Laboratory and Transfusion Service and signs out cytology and frozen sections on a regular basis.

Peer Reviewer
Martin A. Schreiber
Romeo C. Ignacio Jr.
Lambros Angus
Bethlehem Emmons-Post
Seheult , J., Anto, V., Alarcon, L., Sperry, J., Triulzi, D., Yazer, M. Clinical outcomes among low-titer group O whole blood recipients comparted to recipients of conventional components in civilian trauma resuscitation. Transfusion 2018;9999:1 – 8

Spinella, P., Perkins, J., Grathwohl, K., Beekley, A., Holcomb, J. Warm fresh whole blood is independently associated with improved survival for patients with combat-related traumatic injuries. Journal of Trauma, 66 (4 Suppl) (2009), pp. S69-76
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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