On-Demand version of the February 20, 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: Daily blood product use is difficult to anticipate. Platelet products are the most variable in daily usage, have short shelf lives, and are also the most expensive to produce, test, and store. The short shelf life poses challenges for inventory management and can result in increased platelet expirations. Transfusion services have implemented different strategies to maximize inventory management, ensure appropriate usage, and decrease expirations of platelets. This program will summarize the key issues surrounding platelet inventory management and review strategies to maximize inventory management, such extending the platelet shelf life with secondary testing and using computer modeling to predict platelet usage and guide ordering.