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Reinventing the Blood Bank Student Laboratory

From the 2024 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (Recorded 2/24/2024)
Presented by Cordelia Kudika, MHA, CHS(ACHI), Terri Murphy-Sanchez, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, and Tiffany Wafford, MSTM, SBB(ASCP)

With limited rigorous blood bank clinical sites, enhancing the student laboratory with simulated patient cases is essential to provide students with relevant blood bank experience. This session will describe developing simulated patient cases with a focus on compatibility, transfusion reactions.

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

  • Summarize methods to integrate simulated patient scenarios into the blood bank student laboratory with focus on antibody identification, compatibility, transfusion reaction, and ABO discrepancy cases.
  • Identify a stepwise approach to incorporate immediate formative feedback during student blood bank laboratory sessions.
  • Apply techniques to create simulated blood banks samples for transfusion reactions and ABO discrepancies.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area GEN 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.