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AABB Leadership & Management Collection


Manage Your Resources: Informatics for the Blood Bankers



Credits: None available.

Description

2018 AABB Annual Meeting Session

Program Chair: Leana Rahman, MPH, MT (ASCP), CQA (ASQ)
Speakers: Noah Bentley, MS, SBB (ASCP); Stephen Sugar; Ronald Walsh, MD
Intended Audience: Director, Manager, Medical Director, Residents/Fellow, Student (MD, MT, SBB), Supervisor, Technologist, Transfusion Safety Officer
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the various steps in the implementation of Blood Bank software
  • Summarize how Blood Bank software interacts with other clinical systems e.g. interface considerations
  • Evaluate the use of informatics in Blood Management

Description: Information technology (IT) has always been a vital part of Transfusion Medicine. With the Affordable Care Act and the meaningful use of technology, Blood Bank (BB) software has become more noticeable to health care facilities at large. Transfusion Medicine Directors and Managers are tasked with the implementation of Blood Bank (BB) software and the effective integration with other applicable systems (i.e. LIS, CIS). There is also considerable focus on the use of IT to expedite Patient Blood Management. The Blood Bank is often asked to provide data that will facilitate utilization review of product transfusion. Physician order entry (POE) can be used with clinical decision support, to encourage optimal transfusion practices, such as product ordering and blood administration.

With this in mind, most doctors and medical technologists do not have the experience or background to deal with these responsibilities. In this session, the speakers will (a) Provide general insight on how to implement and validate Blood Bank Software (b) Explore interface considerations with the Laboratory Information System as well as the Clinical Information System (c) Examine Blood Bank informatics in reference to Patient Blood Management.

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Credits

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

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