Massive Transfusion Guidelines Training Course

The Quality and Patient Safety Steering Council established the Massive Transfusion Guidelines Accelerated Change Team at Baptist Health to help caregivers manage patients requiring massive transfusions, deliver timely blood component therapy and enhance interdepartmental communication during cases of massive hemorrhage. The Accelerated Change Team represents all Baptist Health entities, including physicians of different specialties, nurses from various units and members of Transfusion Services, Laboratory and other departments. The result of this collaborative effort is a set of well-designed 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. 

NOTE: Please visit this course page for revisions to Massive Transfusions Guidelines. 

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2016
Course expires: 
10/31/2018

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

ABIM MOC  

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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 points. ABIM MOC points will be submitted the first week following the month of completion. 

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/01/2016
Course expires: 
10/31/2018
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