Release Date: Sep 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL
Emily Coberly, MD
Medical Director, Transfusion Services, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
To transfuse, or not to transfuse? Sometimes the answer is not simple. This webcast presents a series of real clinical cases to demonstrate transfusion strategies for patients with complex transfusion requirements. Topics include IgA deficiency in a surgical patient, bleeding in a patient with immune platelet refractoriness, and alloantibodies against high-frequency antigens during pregnancy. The presentation will focus on the clinical management of these challenging cases, including the value of patient blood management strategies in providing optimal patient care.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the options for transfusion management in a surgical patient with IgA deficiency.
- Recognize the potential causes of refractoriness to platelet transfusion in a bleeding patient with thrombocytopenia.
- Evaluate transfusion strategies for a pregnant patient with a clinically significant alloantibody against a high-frequency antigen.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Students