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Transfusion Service Policies and Practices: What are Best Practices? Program Overview

Program Description

Learn how implementing the best practices of a formal Type and Screen protocol with a facility-defined Maximum Surgical Blood Order Schedule and the computer-assisted crossmatch will optimize blood inventory management, standardize physician ordering practices and improve patient safety.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Define what a Type and Screen protocol is and how it impacts efficiencies.
  • Discuss MSBOS and how it can be determined for your organization
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of implementing the Electronic
  • Crossmatch

Level of Instruction

  • Basic

Speaker Credentials

Judy Sullivan, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ) is a consultant for Blood Systems Quality Source. Prior to her position at Quality Source, Judy was the manager of accreditation programs at AABB. Judy has worked as a technologist and marketing specialist for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a reference technologist at the ARC, MO-IL Region, and the supervisor of the reference laboratory in the department of transfusion medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Technical Requirements and Assistance

To view the program material, you need a computer with a supported web browser and a dial-up or better internet connection. The supported operating systems and web browsers are:

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6 with KDE or Gnome

Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 6 or later
  • Firefox 2 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

Technical Support

Content Questions

Please contact Mary Lieb at mlieb@bloodsystems.org for questions regarding this program

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