Diagnosing, managing and preventing transfusion reactions has historically been mostly a sole responsibility of Transfusion Medicine physician. However, in the past decade the approaches to allergies to foods and drugs have changed dramatically thanks to the ever-growing scientific knowledge of the human immune system. Despites these advances in allergies and immunology, the clinical approaches to allergic transfusion reaction has remained mostly unchanged. This session will examine some of the challenges in caring for pediatric patients with recurrent and severe allergic transfusion reaction in year 2020 including discussions in classifications, identifications, managements. In addition, this session will also provide an update to the audience on the recent advancement in science of allergy and immunology and its application. The speakers will discuss these issues from the prospective of an advance practice practice provider, a transfusion medicine and hematology physician and an allergy and immunology specialist.
Apply knowledge learned in classify and identify allergic transfusion reactions
List clinical scenarios where traditional and established approach to managing allergic transfusion reaction can be ineffective or harmful to patients
Recognize the role of allergy and immunology specialist in the care of patient with recurrent and/or severe allergic transfusion reaction