On September 24, 2018, the Blood Systems organization united under one shared name, Vitalant. Programs posted prior to that date may contain legacy branding.
From addressing reductions in blood utilization as a result of implementing patient blood management initiatives and minimizing blood wastage, optimizing inventory can be a challenging responsibility. In an effort to promote good stewardship of donor blood products, while striving for appropriate inventories to adequately care for patients, many hospitals are looking towards their local blood centers for tools in right-sizing their inventories. This session will discuss methods in working between the transfusion service and blood center to create the most efficient inventory.
Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
Determine the appropriate
Review the regulations and/or contract requirements for inventory returns
Estimate the costs and losses associated with expired products
Establish good inventory management practices with blood center involvement
Level of Instruction
Vitalant is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.
Completion of this program will provide 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit.
John B. Miller, MBA
Phillip Kolo, BBA
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