Red Cell Crossmatch Techniques (Online CE Course)

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Author: Suzanne Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, DLMCM, CQA(ASQ)
Reviewer: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS(CA), CQA(ASQ) and Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)

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This course covers the various requirements for crossmatching units of packed red cells: patient history, current antibody screen results, and more. Various blood group system antibodies and whether those antibodies are clinically significant is assessed. Different methodologies for carrying out the crossmatch and their associated requirements are also discussed.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 2.5 hour(s)
Approved through 12/31/2022
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Blood Banking / Immunohematology): 2.5 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Describe the various red cell crossmatch methods and their uses
  • Define the common regulations and guidelines for crossmatching of red cells
  • Define requirements for the computer crossmatch
  • Identify the regulations for crosssmatching of red cells
  • Identify accrediting agency requirements for crossmatching of red cells
  • Select the appropriate crossmatch for the scenario described

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Course Outline

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  • Describe the Various Red Cell Crossmatch Methods and Their Uses
  • Define the common regulations and guidelines for crossmatching of red cells
      • Crossmatch Requirements
      • Crossmatch Requirements, Continued
      • Crossmatch Requirements, Continued
      • Which of the following organizations does NOT have a specific requirements for using antigen negative blood components if the patient has a clinically...
  • Define requirements for the computer crossmatch
      • Computer Crossmatch Requirements
      • Computer Crossmatch Requirements, Continued
      • Computer Crossmatch Requirements, Continued
      • Validation of the computer crossmatch can be performed by the software vendor using software at the vendor site.
      • The FDA does not have regulations concerning the computer crossmatch.
      • The computer (electronic) crossmatch can be the only crossmatch method used when the patient has clinically significant antibodies.
  • Identify the Regulations for Crossmatching of Red Cells
  • Identify Accrediting Agency Requirements for Crossmatching of Red Cells
  • Select An Appropriate Crossmatch for the Scenarios Described
      • Crossmatching Scenarios
      • Scenario #1
      • Scenario #1, Continued
      • Scenario #2
      • Scenario #2, Continued
      • Scenario #3
      • Scenario #3, Continued
      • Scenario #4
      • Scenario #4, Continued
      • Fill in the blank:Group O red cells must be administered unless there is a previous result or a second specimen for this pretransfusion test: ____.
      • The warm crossmatch should be considered when the patient has a current positive antibody screen and which of the following?
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Suzanne H. Butch, MA, MLS(ASCP)<sup>CM</sup>, SBB, DLM is the Administrative Manager for Healthcare, Blood Bank & Transfusion Service at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds a Bachelors in Medical Technology from the University of Michigan, a Masters Degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University, and Certifications as a Specialist in Blood Bank, as a Quality Audit and as a Diplomate in Laboratory Medicine. She has edited books and written numerous book chapters and articles and has been invited to present numerous lectures in the field of computerization in the blood bank, automation and transfusion medicine.
Reviewer Information: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS(CA), CQA(ASQ), has over 25 years of experience as the Supervisor of Transfusion Services at Valley Children's Healthcare in Madera, CA. She has almost 40 years of experience in transfusion services. She has been a presenter at AABB conferences and has served on several AABB committees as a contributing member or the committee chair.
Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of combined experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is the former Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership.  Rory also holds a certificate in Lean/Six Sigma from Villanova University.

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MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 145 CE courses, most popular
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Up to 8 CE hours
$50Add to cart
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