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Educational support

Client hospitals partnering with Memorial Blood Centers benefit from a variety of staff development opportunities, including:

  • In-service training of hospital laboratory staff in both the theory and science of lab testing and screening, including single and multiple antibody identification, patient phenotyping, donor unit antigen typing, and panagglutinating antibodies
  • An annual workshop offering hospital staff a chance to engage with Reference Lab technologists in exploring highly-informative cases that highlight a challenging problem, a finding that advances our knowledge of the field, or a recently-proven testing procedure

Technical advisory conferences (TAMS) and AABB-sponsored audio conferences, available free of charge to Memorial Blood Center client partners, also help keep hospital staff up-to-date on the latest industry developments

Partial List of 2014 Educational Opportunities
The following webinars offered by AABB and hosted at our St. Paul offices:

  • 15-Jan: Use and Comparison of Different Test Systems and/or Reagents in the Problem-Solving Process (#144801)
  • 12-Feb: Practical Approaches to Reduce Risk of Transfusion (#144814)
  • 12-Mar: So Many Transfusions, Such Little Increments: Providing Support for Platelet Refractory Patients (#144806)
  • 16-Apr: Hot Topics in Patient Blood Management: The Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule (MSBOS), and Evidence-based Hemoglobin Triggers and Targets (#144811)
  • 17-Sep: Deviation Reporting: Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (#144825)
  • 24-Sep: Blood Inventory Management System: Working between Transfusion Service and Blood Center and Creating the Most Efficient Inventory (#144826)
  • 5-Nov: Addressing Common Citations from AABB and CAP (#144808)
  • 3-Dec: Storage and Transport of Blood Outside of the Blood Bank: Strategies and Controversies (#144831)