Release Date: May 2018
CC: PC, MK, ICS, SBP
Angela Treml, MD
Medical Director, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Ariana King, MT, MPH
Clinical Quality of Blood Use Coordinator, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Massive Transfusion Protocols (MTP) are now not only used in trauma but across all hospital units. MTPs offer many benefits to the patient, the blood bank, and the clinicians. However, there are still many questions about MTPs including how many products, what products, how to deliver them, and even what ratio. Just like any other process in the blood bank, MTPs should be monitored for effectiveness and for areas of improvement. This webcast will offer insight and guidance on how to implement quality improvement into your MTP process.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe a Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP).
- Identify the strengths of having a MTP.
- Incorporate ideas for quality improvement and feedback to the end user.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians