CE episode! New thoughts or ideas seem to pop up in transfusion medicine all the time. Dr. Rich Haspel has thoughts on how to evaluate the evidence, including his take on "low-titer group O whole blood" in trauma.
CE episode! Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution has a funny name and a shortage of data to support its use. Dr. Steve Frank shows us why it could be a great tool to reduce allogeneic red cell transfusion!
Platelet transfusions are life-saving in many situations, but what do you do when they might NOT be helpful?Platelets have been used to save the lives of patients with low platelet counts for decades. For the most part, they are considered a safe and effective...
In 2017, Mark Yazer told us all about “Low-titer Group O Whole Blood (LTOWB).” He's BACK to update us on the latest and greatest news.
In this Halloween-themed episode, Mark Fung and Jay Hudgins describe how to handle intense transfusion service situations. NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Platelet transfusion decisions must Involve more than just the platelet count! Joe Sweeney explains how we can all make better choices. NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
What if everything we THOUGHT we knew about neonatal platelet transfusion is wrong? NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Despite "matching," harmful RBC antibodies in patients with sickle cell disease still happen. Are we doing enough? Dr. Stella Chou details our next steps. NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Cardiac surgery can be scary for blood banks! A busy cardiac surgeon pulls back the curtain on what is really happening in the OR!
While blood management is discussed everywhere today, your program may need to make wiser choices. Carolyn Burns shows you how. NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Nancy Dunbar says simple adjustments to "the rules" could reduce shortages of O-neg RBCs, AB plasma, and platelets! NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Jeannie Callum says liver disease patients receive too much blood (almost 1 in every 5 blood products!), and shows us how to improve practice. NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Your in-hospital blood management strategy may be perfect, but too late. Dr. Shander says preoperative anemia is a HUGE issue!
Can transfusion practice be changed? Maybe not, but it can be influenced, and Dr. Mark Fung explains how to do so! NOTE: CE credit has expired for this episode.
Do those making clinical decisions really know transfusion medicine? Rich Haspel and the BEST Collaborative identified the educational gaps!
Blood banks commonly use group A instead of AB plasma in trauma transfusion. Drs. Stevens & Dunbar share new evidence on whether this is safe!
Got lots of concerns about transfusing babies? Dr. Cassandra Josephson guides you through 5 essential neonatal RBC transfusion questions.
Tense relationship between blood bank and ER? Dr. Scott Weingart (a world-renowned Emergency Medicine physician) joins me to clear the air!
Infants and children are NOT just "little adults!" Dr. Cassandra Josephson shares 5 principles you must know about pediatric transfusion.
Dr. Magali Fontaine breaks down some challenging transfusion service issues, including CMV, ABO issues with platelets, and age of blood.