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Incorporating Patient Blood Management (PBM) into MLS Training

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 27, 2021
Presented by Laurie Gillard, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSBB

The presentation will discuss the principles of Patient Blood Management (PBM) and how to involve the MLS student in this interdisciplinary patient centered activity. An overview of PBM will be covered and examples of student projects, the outcomes, and student experiences will be shared.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose of a patient blood management (PBM) program
  2. Describe how the various PBM tools are utilized to improve patient outcomes
  3. List research opportunities for MLS student involvement in PBM

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.