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Recording Program Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Master Program Number: 20EL-560
Educational Track: Technical/Clinical Topic: Transfusion Medicine Intended Audience: CEOs, Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers Teaching Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Faculty (titles and affiliations at the time of the live program) Director: Daniela Hermelin, MD, Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine, Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis, MO Speaker: Simon Stanworth, MA, FRCP (Paeds, UK), PhD, FRCPath, Consultant Hematologist, NHSBT, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust & University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Explain the study design and findings for a recent international randomized trial of platelets to preterm neonates.
Discuss the implications of these findings for practice and research in neonatal medicine.
Discuss the broader implications of these findings for platelet transfusion practice and research (beyond neonatal medicine).
Platelet Transfusions: What are the Implications of Recent Randomized Trials Including a Study in Neonates? This program will consider the publication of a recent international randomized trial of platelet transfusions to preterm neonates. The speaker will provide a summary of how the study was designed and undertaken and then present the main results. The unexpected finding raises questions not only about how we recommend platelet transfusions should be used in neonates, but also should make us reflect on the consequences of transfusing a platelet component. Platelets are cells that have many functions in addition to hemostasis and clotting.
Please note: a handout is not provided with this program.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of Therapeutic Apheresis and Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine,
Department of Pathology, St. Louis University School of Medicine
MA, FRCP (Paeds, UK), PhD, FRCPath,
NHS Blood and Transplant
- General Continuing Education (GEN)
- Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
- California Nurse (CN)
- California Lab Personnel (CLP)
- Physician (PHY)
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