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19EL-479 On-Demand eCast: HOT TOPIC: Contamination in Apheresis Platelets with Acinetobacter and Staphylococcus – A Review of Recent Cases



Expiration Date: Sep 24, 2022


Credits: None available.

Description

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Live Program Date: September 24, 2019
Master Program Number: 19EL-479

Educational Track: Scientific
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: CEOs, COOs, Director, Donor Recruitment Staff, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Resident/Fellow, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Suchi Pandey, MD, Clinical Associate Professor/Chief Medical Officer, Stanford University School of Medicine/ Stanford Blood Center, Palo Alto, CA
Speakers:
Joy L. Fridey, MD, MBA, Regional Medical Director, American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, Pomona, CA; Alison Laufer Halpin, PhD, Commander, US Public Health Service & Associate Director, Office of Scientific Innovation and Integration, Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Learning Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the clinical course of four patients who experienced sepsis after transfusion of apheresis platelets contaminated with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii and Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
  • Review the investigation performed by the blood center and hospital including the case involving a pathogen reduced platelet.
  • Explain the CDC’s role in the investigation and the results of whole genome sequencing on the implicated organisms.
  • Share information about any additional Acinetobacter platelet bacterial contamination cases being investigated.

Program Description: In this program, the speakers will review four cases of septic transfusion reactions from apheresis platelets contaminated with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumanni (and also Staphylococcus saprophyticus) which were recently reported in an MMWR. A description of each case, including the patient’s clinical course and investigation performed, will be presented by one of the Blood Center physicians involved in the investigation. A speaker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will also review the role the CDC played in the investigation including whole genome sequencing performed on the implicated organisms. Finally, information about additional Acinetobacter platelet contamination cases being investigated will be shared to the extent possible.

How to Claim Continuing Education Credit

  • Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
  • Group Viewers: This is applicable for groups/facilities that purchased Group Viewing access for this program (registration will be verified prior to processing a group viewing attendance log). Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the attendance log to eLearning@aabb.org within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Once AABB receives an attendance log, each participant on the attendance log will be granted access as a single viewer to this program and will be required to complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit. Each participant will be required to have an AABB account in order to access this program/platform. If a participant does not have an account, he/she can create one using the same email address provided on the attendance log.

Director & Moderator(s):

  • Suchitra Pandey, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Chief Medical Officer, Stanford University, Dept of Pathology

Speaker(s):

  • Joy L. Fridey, MD, MBA, Regional Medical Director, American Red Cross
  • Alison Laufer Halpin, PhD, US Public Health Service & Associate Director, Office of Scientific Innovation and Integration, Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Credits

  • 1.00 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.00 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.00 - California Nurse (CN)
  • 1.00 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)
  • 1.00 - Physician (PHY)

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