Warm Antibodies and Autoantibodies in Blood Banking (Online CE Course)

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Author: Laurie Flood, MLS (ASCP)CM Reviewer: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS, CQA(ASQ)

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This course explores warm antibodies and autoantibodies in blood banking. Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia is covered along with techniques in the blood bank that can be used to detect underlying alloantibodies in patients with warm autoantibodies. Cold autoantibodies and disease associated with cold autoantibodies are discussed along with techniques to ensure the safety of transfusions.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 6/30/2024
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Blood Banking / Immunohematology): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 6/30/2024

Objectives

  • Review warm autoantibodies and warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  • Review warm autoantibody techniques used in the blood bank to detect underlying alloantibodies to safely transfuse blood in patients with warm autoantibodies.
  • Discuss cold autoantibodies encountered in the blood bank and diseases associated with them.
  • Discuss techniques used in the blood bank when cold autoantibodies are suspected and how to safely transfuse a patient with cold autoantibodies.

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Additional Information

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate
Intended Audience:  This course is intended for blood bank bench technicians and technologists, supervisors, and administrators. 
Author Information: Laurie Flood, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM, currently works as the Laboratory Coordinator for Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Allentown, PA.
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.
Course Description:   This course explores warm antibodies and autoantibodies in blood banking. Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia is covered along with techniques in the blood bank that can be used to detect underlying alloantibodies in patients with warm autoantibodies.  Cold autoantibodies and disease associated with cold autoantibodies are discussed along with techniques to ensure the safety of transfusions.  

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MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 178 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
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Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
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