New Concepts in Patient Blood Management: How Hospital-Based Pharmacists Can Manage Anemia and Reduce Transfusion Rates

New Concepts in Patient Blood Management:
How Hospital-Based Pharmacists Can Manage Anemia and Reduce Transfusion Rates

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grant from American Regent, Inc.

FACULTY

Jeffrey S. Nemeth, BSP, PharmD, MPA
Director of Pharmacy
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Dr. Nemeth disclosed that he has the following affiliation or financial relationship or relationship to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity to disclose: Speaker's Bureu-AMAG Pharmaceuticals.

The following reviewer, Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD, hereby states he has no relevant affiliation or financial relationship or relationship to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity to disclose.

Susanne Batesko, BSN, RN, and Robin Carrino, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

PHARMACY
acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-19-027-H01-P
Credits: 2.0 hours (0.20 ceu)

Type of Activity: Knowledge
Media: Internet

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.

Estimated time to complete activity: 120 minutes

Published

April 30, 2019

Expires

April 30, 2020

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited activity has been designed for pharmacists.

HOW TO EARN CREDIT

During the period April 30, 2019 through April 30, 2020, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

GOAL

To inform and educate pharmacists in hospitals/health systems about the need for improved patient blood management and the pharmacist's role in preventing excessive blood loss, anemia, and blood transfusions in these settings.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize the most recent issues and guidelines pertaining to patient blood management (PBM) in hospital/surgical settings.
  2. Identify anemia risk in pre-surgical patients and use recommended methods to address modifiable factors to reduce anemia in these patients.
  3. Describe risks and benefits associated with perioperative blood transfusion, including the need for preserving blood products.
  4. Review ways in which pharmacist involvement can improve blood management systems in healthcare settings.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, and American Regent, Inc. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this monograph have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nutritional products discussed are not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease.

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