Continuing Education for CBBS Today
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This will be the last issue of CBBS Today for which CEUs will be available. Beginning with the Fall 2013 issue, Continuing Education for CBBS Today will no longer be offered.
This program is approved by California Laboratory Field Services for 2.0 contact hours of continuing education (Provider Number 0034).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 01351 for 2.0 hours of continuing education. Certificates for 2 CEUs will only be awarded to those CBBS Individual Members in good standing who successfully complete and pre- and post-tests.
Completed pre- and post-test tests for the Spring 2013 issue must be completed and submitted no later than June 1, 2013.
Use the online pre- and post-test system and generate your CEU certification ONLINE! Click HERE for instructions and link.
By successfully completing the pre- and post-test questionnaires, the participant will be able to:
- Define the “Lethal Triad of Trauma”
- Describe damage control resuscitation as a means of preventing or correcting acquired coagulopathies.
- Outline the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Hemorrhage Task Force recommendations.
- Identify limitations in adapting automated technology to the blood donation process.
- Recognize the benefits of increased involvement from donors in a blood organization’s “On-line rewards program"
- Identify future technology applications that will engage blood donors.
- Identify the most common cause of platelet refractoriness.
- List the most common HPA antibodies associated with platelet refractoriness.
- Identify the percentage of the population who can develop HPA-5.a antibodies.
- Recognize 4 essential phases associated with merging cultures.
- Define the maturity/maturation process of merging cultures.
- Identify the turmoil that may result from merging two or more cultures.
- Identify approaches to inventory management.
- Identify how S&OP can be applied to help blood centers better meet their hospitals’ blood needs.
- Describe 3 value-added initiatives that can support cost containment and customer service.
- Review elements of your transfusion service- specific disaster plan.
- Review communication protocol between Emergency Department, Transfusion Service, blood supplier, and HICC.
- Compare a work disaster plan to a disaster plan needed at home.
- Identify current methods a blood collection facility can employ to limit bacterial contamination in platelets.
- Identify reasons why new initiatives are needed to reduce the risks of bacterial contamination in platelets.
- Describe additional strategies that could improve the sensitivity of the culture based tests currently used to detect bacterial contamination in platelets.
- Identify at least two potential benefits of autotransfusion cell salvage.
- Define the allowable time limit for intraoperative blood recovered with processing at room temperature.
- Identify at least one contradiction for the use of autotransfusion cell salvage.