Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast
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078CE: Does That Patient REALLY Need Platelets? with Joe Sweeney
CE episode! Platelet transfusion decisions must Involve more than just the platelet count! Joe Sweeney explains how we can all make better choices.Listen to This Episode!
077CE: Implementing Pathogen-reduced Platelets with Pat Kopko
CE Episode! Pathogen-reduced platelets may soon be an attractive option for hospitals, but how do you implement them? Pat Kopko shares UCSD's solution!Listen to This Episode!
076: FDA Platelet Bacteria Guidance with Pat Kopko
The US FDA released the Final Guidance on bacteria in platelets on 9/30/19. Pat Kopko is here to help you understand what you need to do now.Listen to This Episode!
075CE: What About Fibrinogen? with Melissa Cushing
CE episode! Are we ignoring the most important coag factor when transfusing bleeding patients? Melissa Cushing asks, "What about fibrinogen?"Listen to This Episode!
073: Implementing Trauma Whole Blood with David Oh and Mike Goodman
What's cold is hot again! You need to hear how one large US center implemented cold-stored whole blood for trauma transfusion.Listen to This Episode!
072CE: Neonatal Platelet Transfusion with Martha Sola-Visner
CE episode! What if everything we THOUGHT we knew about neonatal platelet transfusion is wrong?Listen to This Episode!
071: NEW Therapeutic Apheresis Guidelines with Nancy Dunbar
The new ASFA Guidelines for therapeutic apheresis treatment are now available. Here’s why you need to get your hands on them today!Listen to This Episode!
070CE: Preventing Alloantibodies in Sickle Cell Disease with Stella Chou
CE 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.Listen to This Episode!
068: Transfusion in Cardiac Surgery with Pierre Tibi
Cardiac surgery can be scary for blood banks! A busy cardiac surgeon pulls back the curtain on what is really happening in the OR!Listen to This Episode!
067CE: Wiser Blood Management Choices with Carolyn Burns
CE Episode! While blood management is discussed everywhere today, your program may need to make wiser choices. Carolyn Burns shows you how.Listen to This Episode!
066: IgA Deficiency and Anaphylactic Reactions with Jerry Sandler
Here's what we thought we knew: IgA deficiency leads to anaphylactic transfusion reactions. Jerry Sandler says, "it's not that simple!"Listen to This Episode!
065: Transfusion and Jehovah’s Witnesses with Jed Gorlin
Jehovah's Witnesses refuse transfusion based on religious beliefs, but blood bankers are still important in their care. Jed Gorlin shows us why.Listen to This Episode!
063CE: Anti-CD47 Testing Interference with Connie Westhoff
CE episode! Anti-CD47 is an exciting new cancer drug that totally messes up routine blood bank testing! Connie Westhoff shows how to get past the interference and keep patients safe.Listen to This Episode!
062CE: Autologous and Directed Donation with Julie Karp
CE episode! Donating blood for your own use (autologous) or choosing your blood donor (directed donation) seems wise, but Julie Karp says, "not always!"Listen to This Episode!
061CE: Better AABB Assessments with Anne Chenoweth
CE episode! You know all about AABB Standards, but how do you make them practical? Anne Chenoweth gives us tips to make your next AABB assessment better!Listen to This Episode!
060CE: Transforming Inventory Management with Nancy Dunbar
CE Episode! Nancy Dunbar says simple adjustments to "the rules" could reduce shortages of O-neg RBCs, AB plasma, and platelets!Listen to This Episode!
059: Antigen Matching for Future Moms with Meghan Delaney
Do females that could have babies in the future need to be matched for antigens like K to prevent HDFN? Meghan Delaney explains what she discovered in the "AMIGO Study."Listen to This Episode!
058CE: Transfusion and Blood Clots with Ruchika Goel
CE episode! Blood clots after surgery are a huge problem. Ruchika Goel explains the possible scary link between red cell transfusion and venous thromboembolism.Listen to This Episode!
056CE: Transfusion in Liver Disease with Jeannie Callum
CE 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.Listen to This Episode!
055CE: 2017 Critical Developments with Claudia Cohn and Melissa Cushing
CE episode! "I never KNEW about that paper!" All too common, right? Two editors of a synopsis of 2016-17 BB/TM literature summarize what you should know.Listen to This Episode!
054: ABO Discrepancies Essentials with Nicole Draper
By popular demand, it's time for ABO Discrepancies! Nicole Draper gives you three rules that will help you solve most of these cases.Listen to This Episode!
053CE: Alloimmunization is a BIG Word! with Chris Tormey
CE Episode! Alloimmunization has been a mystery for decades, but Chris Tormey has new answers for why patients make antibodies we wish they didn't!Listen to This Episode!
052: Patient Blood Management: What Are You Missing? with Aryeh Shander
Your in-hospital blood management strategy may be perfect, but too late. Dr. Shander says preoperative anemia is a HUGE issue!Listen to This Episode!
051: Product Choice and Compatibility Testing with Sue Johnson
Sue Johnson shows us how to choose compatible blood products and TEST them to make sure they are compatible (2 of 2).Listen to This Episode!
050CE: Specimen Issues and Serologic Testing with Sue Johnson
CE episode! Sue Johnson returns to explain specimen requirements and patient serologic testing (part 1 of 2).Listen to This Episode!
046: Top 5 Changes in the NEW AABB Standards with Pat Ooley
Pat Ooley, Chair of the BBTS Standards Committee, outlines the top 5 changes in the 31st edition of AABB Standards (which went live April 1, 2018).Listen to This Episode!
043CE: Practical Tips to Influence Transfusion Practice with Mark Fung
CE episode! Can transfusion practice be changed? Maybe not, but it can be influenced, and Dr. Mark Fung explains how to do so!Listen to This Episode!
042: Do Clinicians Know Transfusion Medicine? with Rich Haspel
Do those making clinical decisions really know transfusion medicine? Rich Haspel and the BEST Collaborative identified the educational gaps!Listen to This Episode!
039CE: Understanding Febrile Reactions with Christine Cserti-Gazdewich
CE Episode! Febrile transfusion reactions are no big deal, right? Dr. Cserti-Gazdewich says, "Hold on! There's more to the story!"Listen to This Episode!
036: Group A Plasma in Trauma with Nancy Dunbar & Tait Stevens
Blood banks commonly use group A instead of AB plasma in trauma transfusion. Drs. Stevens & Dunbar share new evidence on whether this is safe!Listen to This Episode!
034: Neonatal RBC Transfusion with Cassandra Josephson
Got lots of concerns about transfusing babies? Dr. Cassandra Josephson guides you through 5 essential neonatal RBC transfusion questions.Listen to This Episode!
033: Straight Talk with an ER Physician with Scott Weingart
Tense relationship between blood bank and ER? Dr. Scott Weingart (a world-renowned Emergency Medicine physician) joins me to clear the air!Listen to This Episode!
032: Eat Your Spinach? Donors and Iron with Jed Gorlin
"Have a steak! Eat your spinach!" Does that advice help donors? Jed Gorlin shows us why the old iron ways may not best!Listen to This Episode!
025: Intro to Therapeutic Apheresis with Jeff Winters
Therapeutic apheresis doesn't have to be scary! Dr. Jeff Winters is an enthusiastic and willing guide, and he gives us the Essentials!Listen to This Episode!
012: Pediatric Transfusion with Cassandra Josephson
Infants and children are NOT just "little adults!" Dr. Cassandra Josephson shares 5 principles you must know about pediatric transfusion.Listen to This Episode!
004: Tough Transfusion Choices with Magali Fontaine
Dr. Magali Fontaine breaks down some challenging transfusion service issues, including CMV, ABO issues with platelets, and age of blood.Listen to This Episode!