Vizient PSO Topical Safety Web Conference Series - Blood Transfusion Safety, Management, and Utilization

November 4, 2020

Subject matter expert will share with participants leading practices in clinical use of blood, leading practices for preventing errors, and blood management and utilization. 

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the importance of the appropriate clinical indications for use of blood. 
2. Discuss common errors in the transfusion process and leading practices for preventing errors. 
3. Discuss strategies for building a blood management and utilization committee and program.
4. Discuss the Joint Commission standards on blood administration and the CMS requirements.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/04/2020 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/04/2020 - 2:00pm CST
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: Akiva Faerber, Sr Principal, Advisory Services – Vizient – Lab and Blood Consultant. None of the other planning committee and/or presenters have anything to disclose

Planning committee members
Ellen Flynn, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS, RN, MBA, JD, CPPS
AVP, Programs

Tammy Williams, MSN, RN, CPPS
Program Director

Jim Lichauer, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
Project Manager
PI Collaboratives & Advisory – Pharmacy

Robert Dean, DO, MBA
Senior Vice President
Performance Management

Course reviewer(s)
Tammy Williams, MSN, RN, CPPS
Vizient Approved Nurse Planner
Program Director

Akiva Faerber, BS biology MS Biochemistry, MT SBB
Sr Principal, Advisory Services

Tanvi Desai, MD, MBA, RPI
Certified Yellow Belt
Physician Advisor, Accreditation Services


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This program is designated for 1.00 hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-20-217-L05-P

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
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