$20.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

Reviewing and updating knowledge of immunohematology is essential to ensure quality care of patients. If a patient receives the incorrect match of donor cells in a transfusion, it may cause a severe or fatal reaction. The goal of this course is to provide laboratory personnel with the ability to recognize and define the ABO blood groups, and to describe the testing involved in their identification.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290 Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-ABORH
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-12-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-10-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the procedures for forward and reverse typing, and for rare and acquired phenotypes.; Discuss how hemolytic disease of the newborn develops and how it can be prevented.; Identify the basic biochemical structure of ABO and D blood group antigens, and the basic process of how enzymes control the synthesis of the ABO antigens.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    About This Course 

    Learning Objectives

    Section 2: Blood Group History

    Blood group background

    Section 3: The ABO System

    Section 4: Rare and Acquired Phenotypes

    Rare Phenotypes

    Testing for Antigens and Antibodies

    Section 5: Clinical Vignette

    Testing for Paternity

    Section 6: Conclusion

    Summary

    Course Contributors

    References

    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; in the following settings: Hospital.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.