Problem-Based Learning In Transfusion Medicine
Problem-Based Learning In Transfusion Medicine (4129-08)
Take your initial education and training in medical laboratory technology to new heights with this dynamic course designed to help you become an independent problem-solver in the blood bank. Your current experience in areas such as blood group serology, blood component composition and preparation, the basics of adverse reactions to transfusion and clinical presentation of diseases associated with blood group incompatibility is used to assess, explore and evaluate cases and problems encountered in hospital Transfusion Medicine departments. Other topics include Introduction to Transfusion Medicine, antigen antibody reactions, complement and the antiglobulin test, methods of antibody detection, blood group systems, reagents, standards and maintenance and "hot spots" in blood component therapy. The final module is self-study in nature in that you select a theoretical topic or a practical problem for a self-directed learning project.
PEP hours: 45
CPS/ART credits: 3.0
- Evaluate a problem in transfusion medicine and identify what information is required to solve the problem
- Understand basic immunohematology and how it relates to problem-solving in the laboratory and therapeutic situations
- Conduct a self-study module in an area of personal interest and relate this to a problem-based learning situation.
Instructor: Kate Gagliardi, ART
Prerequisites: Experience in Transfusion Medicine is required.
Textbook: CSTM standards version 3.0. Hospital transfusion labs are likely to already have this standard.
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Version Date: August 2008