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Blood Bank Crash Courses 

Indiana Blood Center's Immunohematology Reference Lab (IRL) is pleased to announce the Blood Bank Crash Courses for 2014.

Purpose of the Courses

To supply continuing blood bank education for medical laboratory scientists, lab supervisors/managers and physicians. The objective is to provide a review of technical blood bank/transfusion service topics. The courses will include theory review, technical review and case studies. The courses offerings are basic and intermediate/advanced. 

Available Courses

2014 Basic Blood Bank Crash Courses
       Target audience: Generalist staff members, blood center associates, residents and fellows
       Lead Trainers: Indiana Blood Center IRL Technical Coordinator, Carol Kelly and Indiana Blood Center
       IRL Specialist, Suzanne Davisson

  • A repeat of these Indiana Blood Center review courses will be presented in spring and fall 2014.
  • These courses are updated annually and provide a basic review of blood bank testing, transfusion practice and antibody identification (ABID).
  • Courses include:
    • Routine Blood Bank Testing Review
    • Review of General Transfusion Practices
    • So, Your Antibody Screen is Positive?

2014 Intermediate/Advanced Blood Bank Crash Courses
       Target audience: Dedicated blood bank staff members or supervisors
       Lead trainer: Indiana Blood Center IRL Manager, Jayanna Slayten

Spring 2014:
Crossmatch Challenges 

  • Description: This course is a case study approach to serologic troubleshooting incompatible crossmatches.
  • Objectives:
    • Review reasons for incompatible crossmatches
    • Describe patient scenarios for each type of incompatibility
    • Discuss advantages and disadvantages to troubleshooting techniques
    • Provide review of provision of blood for these types of patient cases

Fall 2014:
Massive Transfusion Protocols – What to Give and Why?

  • Description: This class is a case study approach to massive transfusion protocol applications in the transfusion service.  The class will focus on clinical presentation and provision of appropriate products.
  • Objectives:
    • Review indications and contraindications for common blood products
    • Discuss patient blood management for specific patient blood product challenges
    • Provide an overview of massive transfusion protocol (MTP) utilization strategies common in transfusion services
    • Apply learned concepts in case study discussions 

Course Details

When: Courses will be held in spring and fall 2014

Where: Indiana Blood Center
             3450 N. Meridian St.
             Indianapolis, IN 46208
             4th Floor Technical Training Room

Cost
: Free

Registration

2014 Course Schedule  |   2014 Registration Form

Questions?

Contact Jayanna Slayten, Education Coordinator


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