In this question/answer style session, an expert panel of Transfusion Safety Officers (TSOs) will address the roles, benefits, and challenges to support patient blood management (PBM) efforts. Topics to be discussed include establishing value and building a business case for hiring a TSO for your PBM program, evaluating the similarities and differences in how the TSO role is utilized at different institutions, and examining how the TSO role changes over time as your PBM program matures from newly-implemented to well-established. Bring your PBM and TSO-related questions and join in the discussion!
Recognize the value of the TSO role in supporting your patient blood management program.
Compare and contrast how the TSO role is utilized at different institutions.
Discuss how the role of TSO may change over time as your PBM program matures.