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Practical Case Studies of Common Serological Issues Encountered in the IRL Program Overview

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Program Description

Using actual case studies from the Blood Systems Laboratories IRL in Tempe, Arizona, we will take a practical look at instances where the IRL can provide additional information for the treatment of complicated patients. Join us for this discussion of IRL testing techniques and examples of transfusion management recommendations for those patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Determine when to refer samples with red cell serological problems to the IRL
  • Demonstrate IRL testing techniques using clinical case studies
  • Discuss the transfusion management of patients with complex serological work ups

Level of Instruction

  • Intermediate

Speaker Credentials

  1. Robin Cusick, M.D.
  2. Dolores Figueroa, MT(ASCP) SBB

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  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6 with KDE or Gnome

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  • Firefox 2 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

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