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Transfusion Service Policies and Practices: What are Best Practices? Program Overview

On September 24, 2018, the Blood Systems organization united under one shared name, Vitalant. Programs posted prior to that date may contain legacy branding.

Program Description

Learn how implementing the best practices of a formal Type and Screen protocol with a facility-defined Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule and the computer-assisted crossmatch will optimize blood inventory management, standardize physician ordering practices and improve patient safety.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define what a Type and Screen protocol is and how it impacts efficiencies.
  • Discuss MSBOS and how it can be determined for your organization
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of implementing the Electronic
  • Crossmatch

Level of Instruction

  • Basic

Speaker Credentials

Judy Sullivan, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ) is a consultant for Blood Systems Quality Source. Prior to her position at Quality Source, Judy was the manager of accreditation programs at AABB. Judy has worked as a technologist and marketing specialist for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a reference technologist at the ARC, MO-IL Region, and the supervisor of the reference laboratory in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

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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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  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

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