Patients Who Refuse Blood - 384-242-19

Patients Who Refuse Blood

by Lisa Hughes, MSN-ed, RN, CCRN
(4.8 / 48 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The refusal of blood is no longer solely a religious issue. For both religious and secular reasons, many people of all faiths and persuasions are looking for blood transfusion alternatives. Healthcare providers need to assess and treat patients holistically, taking both physical and spiritual well-being into consideration. A few key practices universal to transfusion-free care are conservation, prompt treatment, minimally invasive procedure choices, and maximization of a patient’s own blood supply. The goal of this program is to expand nurses’ ability to care for patients who refuse blood or blood products.


The goal of this continuing education program is to expand nurses’ ability to care for patients who refuse blood or blood products during healthcare. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe transfusion-free care
  • List common modalities used in bloodless care
  • Explain the role of advance directives in bloodless care
Level of Instruction: Basic
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-242-19 "Patients Who Refuse Blood" is approved 07/23/2019 to 07/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/30/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/1/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Pedrito D - commerce, CA  ·  Nov 14, 2019
informative topic to learn
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Haydee P - Oro Valley, AZ  ·  Nov 12, 2019
culture and religion awareness
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Gursimran G - Hayward, CA  ·  Nov 09, 2019
great course, very knowledgeable.
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Fadwa B - Fairfield, CA  ·  Nov 08, 2019
The course is clear and interesting
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Sandra K - Chandler, AZ  ·  Oct 06, 2019
It was very informative.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00