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On-Demand eCasts

20EL-568 On-Demand eCast: Patient Blood Management Certification - Taking Your Program to the Next Level

Expiration Date: Aug 26, 2023

Credits: None available.


Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Master Program Number: 20EL-568

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Patient Blood Management
Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Residents/Fellows, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers
Teaching Level: Intermediate

(titles and affiliations at the time of the live program)
Director: Richard Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Orlando, FL
Moderator: Marni Dargis, Blood Management Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Stuart, FL
Speakers: Richard Gammon, MD, Medical Director, OneBlood, Orlando, FL; Steven Frank, MD, Professor, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Director of Johns Hopkins Health System Patient Blood Management Programs, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Mitchell Brooks, SBB, Transfusion Service Manager & Transfusion Safety Coordinator, Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside, Jacksonville, FL

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify how to establish clear, consistent protocols and processes that can be universally adopted throughout your organization.
  • Show how to compile information through data mining and involve hospital personnel through PBM defined activities.
  • Contrast successes and failures that occurred during the journey to patient blood management certification.

Program Description

The establishment of a Patient Blood Management (PBM) Program serves as a foundation for good medical practice and evidence-based care for optimizing the outcomes of patients who may be at risk for an unnecessary transfusion. Preparation for The Joint Commission/AABB certification for Patient Blood Management involves establishing clear, consistent protocols and processes that are universally adopted throughout an organization. Compiling information for certification can be overwhelming. This program will provide an overview of how to obtain PBM certification. Three different organizations: a University Hospital, a Hospital System and a large community teaching hospital will all provide experiences of their journey. Examples will be provided of what worked and what did not. This eCast is a must for anyone seeking PBM certification and wanting to take your program to the next level.

How to Claim CE 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 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.


  • Marni Dargis, Blood Management Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Director & Speaker(s):


  • Steven Frank, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Mitchell Brooks, SBB, Transfusion Service Manager & Transfusion Safety Coordinator, Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside


  • 1.00 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.00 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.00 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)

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