After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Master blood type testing.
  • Choose the right blood product—RBC, platelets, or fresh frozen plasma—at the right time.
  • Prepare for and administer a transfusion with ease.
  • Manage various transfusion complications.
  • Prevent hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.

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Course Handbook

Chapter 1

What is blood management?

Master the basics of transfusion. Learn about the most commonly transfused blood products, the importance of restrictive transfusion strategies, and how to avoid unnecessary risk.
3 Lessons (9m 30s)
Chapter 3

Choosing the right product

In this chapter, we’ll review the tests that are necessary for obtaining a valid blood group, and what it takes to choose the right blood product in the right situation.
7 Lessons (22m 23s)
Chapter 4

Pre-transfusion testing

Here, you’ll take a deep dive into the key tests needed to ensure a smooth blood transfusion: blood group typing, antibody screening, and compatibility testing.
6 Lessons (18m 19s)
Chapter 5

Safety first

Learn how to correctly prepare for and safely perform a blood transfusion. Master pre-transfusion checks, ABO identity tests, and the safe administration of a blood transfusion.
5 Lessons (16m 06s)
Chapter 7

Special situations

Manage transfusion medicine curveballs: incompatibilities between mother and child, diagnosing autoimmune hemolysis, and drug-interference with blood compatibility testing.
5 Lessons (19m 25s)
Chapter 8

Practicing your skills

Infuse your newly acquired skill set with real-world experience by thinking through patient cases in the final chapter of this course.
5 Lessons (11m 46s)