Evidence-based Clinical Care: Massive Transfusion Guidelines

This online course helps caregivers manage patients requiring massive transfusions, deliver timely blood component therapy and enhance interdepartmental communication during cases of massive hemorrhage.  This a result of system-wide collaborative efforts to develop guidelines that enable healthcare professionals to more easily identify patients requiring massive transfusion, facilitate a timely and coordinated response and provide key resources to the clinical teams. The goal of the Massive Transfusion Guidelines is to stop bleeding and restore circulating blood volume as soon as possible. 

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Target Audience

Cardiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Code Rescue Team Members, Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses and Laboratory Personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Delineate the three hemorrhage levels and clinicians' roles at each level. 
  • Recognize the roles of those involved in a level 3 massive hemorrhage. 
  • Implement timely interventions in patients with massive hemorrhage. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Holcomb JB, del Junco D, Fox E, et al The prospective, observational, multicenter major trauma transfusion (PROMMTT) study: comparative effectiveness of a time-varying treatment with competing risks. Arch Surg 2012 Oct 15:1-10. doi
Resources: 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
06/01/2019
Course expires: 
05/31/2022

Maria Victoria Lopez-Beecham, M.D. 
Team Lead, Massive Transfusion Guidelines, Accelerated Change Team
Ob/Gyn 
Baptist Hospital 

Kevin Kueser, M.D. 
Team Lead, Massive Transfusion Guidelines, Accelerated Change Team
Anesthesiologist 
Baptist Hospital  

Maria Victoria Lopez-Beecham, M.D., and Kevin Kueser, M.D., have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ABIM MOC
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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