Surgical Critical Care

Blood Transfusion 2016

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Jul 6, 2015
  • Expires: Jul 5, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
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Martin A.  Schreiber Martin A. Schreiber, MD, FACS
Chief of Trauma Critical Care and Acute Care
Professor of Surgery
Department and Division of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Needs Statement

Exsanguination is the leading cause of preventable death after trauma. Following hemorrhage control, resuscitation with blood products is critical to improved survival. An understanding of available blood products and their appropriate use is mandatory to optimizing outcomes after trauma.

Target Audience

Trauma patient providers


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of plasma that are available for use in trauma patients.
  2. Discuss an update on the concept of hemostatic resuscitation.
  3. Describe available sources of red blood cells for transfusion.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.