On-Demand version of the January 16, 2019 eCast.
Please note: This is a Single Viewer On-Demand eCast available for one registrant to access the on-demand version of the eCast. Once registered, access is granted via the AABB Education Website located at https://education.aabb.org.
Program Description:Appropriate patient identification at the time of specimen collection is critical for safe transfusion. When the sample for transfusion is misidentified (i.e. wrong blood in tube/WBIT), ABO incompatible transfusions can occur resulting in patient morbidity or mortality. Current AABB Standards specify requirements for verification of the recipients ABO group to reduce risk for mistransfusion. Included among the available options is the use of electronic patient identification systems. In this program, the presenters will review current options available to meet pre-transfusion testing requirements, discuss evidence supporting rejection of specimens with minor labeling errors, and present data from the Testing the Utility of collecting Blood samples Electronically (TUBE) Study to determine whether use of electronic patient identification systems reduce sample collection errors.