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SCABB offers a wide variety of educational webinar topics. With busy schedules and meetings, we know you are not always able to attend the live event. Available now are recordings from our most recent SCABBinars for you to purchase and complete in your time!

Once you have chosen the SCABBinar(s) that you would like to purchase from the catalog below, click “Order Now” to input your information and pay by credit card. You will receive an email from SCABB within 48 hours of purchase. The email will contain instructions and a link to the recording.

*** We will be adding more SCABBinars periodically. Please check back often!

A1502: The Communication Conundrum in Blood Banking

Presented by: Joel N. Kniep, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
Recording Date: 11/20/2015
Length of Webinar: 50 min.
PACE/FL CE Credit Hours: 1

This presentation will use real life examples to illustrate potential pitfalls in healthcare communication and provide strategies to avoid these mistakes.

Objectives: 1. Discuss examples of communication breakdown and why they happen.  2. Describe the potential costs of miscommunication involving blood products.  3. Review strategies to avoid communication mishaps in medicine.

A1503: Blood Utilization Review

Presented by: Mary Berg, MD, Medical Director, University of Colorado
Recording Date: 12/2/2015
Length of Webinar: 60 min.
PACE/FL CE Credit Hours: 1

Blood utilization review can be an intimidating topic for someone just getting introduced to it.  This session provides a definition of blood utilization review (BUR), describes the regulations that indicate the need to perform BUR, and gives examples of how BUR can be done.

Objectives: 1. Define blood utilization review (BUR).  2. List the regulations and accreditation standards that require that BUR be done.  3. Describe methods for performing BUR.

A1601: Current State of the Blood Banking Industry

Presented by: David R. Green, MSA, President, Blood Centers Division, Blood Systems, Inc.
Recording Date: 1/2/2016
Length of Webinar: 60 min.
PACE/ FL CE Credit Hours: 1

Declining blood utilization, healthcare reform measures, blood supply aggregation and increasing competition have combined to form the perfect storm in blood banking.  Although many may hope these problems will pass, the patterns of change appear set so we should face the realities of a new way of doing things.  Understanding our industry pressures and how other industries have faced similar challenges successfully may help us shift from working to survive to changing to thrive. 

Objectives: 1. Review current major trends in the industry. 2. Discuss implications for blood operators and hospitals. 3. Review alternative business models that may address industry pressures.

A1602: How a Hospital and Blood Center Co-Developed a Successful Patient Blood Management Program

Presented by: Richard R. Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Inc.
Recording Date: 8/16/2016
Length of Webinar: 60 min.
PACE/FL CE Credit Hours: 1

This session will examine the steps needed to create an effective patient blood management program within a community-based healthcare system. Important activities that must be completed will be defined, along with milestones achieved, in order for the project to succeed.  These will include: the establishment of a suitably inclusive and effective working group, selection of transfusion criteria, development of metrics and ordering through computerized physician order entry, the initiation of well-coordinated kick-off meetings, the formation of a well-organized transfusion committee, and the implementation of successful engagement programs. Finally, there will be review of accomplishments.

A1603: Saving the Lives of Patients who Refuse Transfusion

Presented by: Richard R. Kendall Crookston, MD, PhD, FCAP  & Evelyn Lockhart, MD, FCAP
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Recording Date: 9/13/2016
Length of Webinar: 60 min.
PACE/FL CE Credit Hours: 1

Although much has been written about specific pharmacologic and surgical techniques for use in patients who decline blood transfusion, less has been written on the approach to the patient. Understanding the approach to the patient will prove beneficial to health-care practitioners as well as to the patient. Dr. Crookston will discuss nine points that offer a practical approach to caring for patients who refuse blood transfusion.

Dr. Lockhart will review options for coagulopathy management in patients who decline plasma-based blood components and platelet transfusions. She will emphasize practical approaches to discussions with these patients about therapeutic options if standard transfusion therapy is declined.

T1701: Massive Transfusion and the Role of Plasma Components

Presented by: Matthew Carrick, MD & Beatrice LeBeuf
Recording Date: 1/25/2017
Length of Webinar: 60 min.
PACE/FL CE Credit Hours: 1

Nearly half of all trauma deaths occur in the first hour after injury and half of those that die do so because of major hemorrhage. With a much better understanding of trauma physiology than ever, we now understand that massively bleeding trauma patients first and foremost, need immediate aggressive control of hemorrhage. We also understand that patients with massive hemorrhage need rapid administration of packed red blood cells with equal and concurrent administration of plasma. A major challenge to successful trauma resuscitation revolves around the ability to get blood products; especially, FFP to the patient quickly.

South Central Association of Blood Banks is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. SCABB is approved as a provider of Florida Continuing Education through CE Broker.

**SOAR SCABBinar’s are valid for 6 months from purchase date. All required PACE/FL CE documentation will be emailed to you and must be returned within 6 months to receive PACE/FL CE credit.**