Continuing Education Episode!
Continuing Education!

What do you do when things turn SCARY? Two expert Transfusion Medicine docs help guide you through some tough situations.

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Drs Mark Fung and Jay Hudgins

Every now and then, the routine practice of Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine gets intimidating. A difficult patient situation arises here, an impossible choice looms there. What do you do when there are no easy answers?

Ask the Pros

Drs Mark Fung and Jay Hudgins are expert Transfusion Medicine practitioners who have years of experience dealing with these “scary” situations! They have worked through situations tough enough to make a jack-o-lantern turn green, and they have come out stronger on the other side. They are here to help learners with ideas on how to approach some seemingly impossible situations. You will hear their thoughts on things like dealing with severe blood shortages, transfusing RhD negative females when there’s no RhD negative blood to be found, ITP patients with intracranial hemorrhage, and urgent notification of an IgA deficient patient needing transfusion (and more!). Let their experience be your opportunity to learn.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed here are just that, opinions. This educational podcast interview is not a medical consultation nor is it meant to represent the only possible options available. Please follow the guidance of local transfusion experts and regulations.

086CE scary stories

Drs Mark Fung and Jay Hudgins

Every now and then, the routine practice of Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine gets intimidating. A difficult patient situation arises here, an impossible choice looms there. What do you do when there are no easy answers?

Ask the Pros

Drs Mark Fung and Jay Hudgins are expert Transfusion Medicine practitioners who have years of experience dealing with these “scary” situations! They have worked through situations tough enough to make a jack-o-lantern turn green, and they have come out stronger on the other side. They are here to help learners with ideas on how to approach some seemingly impossible situations. You will hear their thoughts on things like dealing with severe blood shortages, transfusing RhD negative females when there’s no RhD negative blood to be found, ITP patients with intracranial hemorrhage, and urgent notification of an IgA deficient patient needing transfusion (and more!). Let their experience be your opportunity to learn.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed here are just that, opinions. This educational podcast interview is not a medical consultation nor is it meant to represent the only possible options available. Please follow the guidance of local transfusion experts and regulations.

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About My Guests:

Dr. Mark Fung is professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM). Dr. Fung has served in various leadership capacities within the AABB and related organizations. He is the immediate past chair of the AABB Hemovigilance Committee, and a past chair of the AABB Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee. He also serves in leadership positions in the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) research collaborative, and in the International Collaborative for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines (ICTMG). He was the editor-in-chief for the 18th and 19th editions of the AABB Technical Manual, and is on the editorial board for the journal Transfusion.

Dr. Jay Hudgins is the medical director of the tissue and transfusion medicine service at Los Angeles County Medical Center at USC and an assistant professor of clinical pathology at Keck School of Medicine. Jay graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete his training in clinical Pathology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, followed by a transfusion medicine fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. He Joined the faculty at USC in 2015 and has served in his current post since 2018.

FREE Continuing Education!

This podcast episode offers a FREE continuing education activity where you can earn the following types of credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, 1 ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Contact Hour (including Florida Clinical Laboratory Credit), and American Board of Pathology Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for Continuing Certification (CC, formerly MOC).

To receive credit and review the accreditation information and related disclosures, please visit Transfusion News Continuing Education on Wiley Health Learning.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this episode are those of my guests and I alone, and do not reflect those of the organizations with which either of us is affiliated. Neither my guests nor I have any relevant financial disclosures.

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