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Clinical Indications Of Blood Components

 Clinical Indications of Blood Components (9811-09) Enhance your understanding of the clinical indications for infusion of leukocyte reduced red blood cells, platelets, granulocytes, cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma. Topics include assessment of the benefits and effectiveness of transfusion, preparation and administration of components, HLA alloimmunization, leukocyte reduction filters and alternative management strategies. Version Date: June 2009

Code 9811-09
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0.6
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the physiology of tissue oxygenation
  • State the routine and special requirements of red cell transfusion in various clinical circumstances
  • Prioritize red cell selection during shortage
  • State key steps in developing a pre-transfusion procedure to ensure safety
  • Explain the benefits of using leukocyte reduced or depleted red cells
  • Understand the role of platelets in hemostasis
  • Understand the relationship between platelet count and the risk of bleeding
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of platelet transfusion
  • List factors affecting the effectiveness of platelet transfusion
  • Explain why granulocyte transfusion is a rare event
  • State the indications and contraindications of cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma

Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB
Version Date: June 2009