Educational Series Overview

Over the past several years, the healthcare environment has evolved to seek systematic approaches to services to improve the overall quality of care for patients. Within this shift, transfusion medicine has gained some attention in hospitals as a service that could benefit from improvements in quality and education that can impact both patient outcomes and cost.

As a solution to this opportunity, a growing number of hospitals are instituting a Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO). The TSO is a medical professional who has the specialized training to be responsible for patient safety and quality initiatives, reporting, processes and procedures, regulatory compliance, education and support related to blood transfusions. As in many other job titles in healthcare, the job description/tasks for TSOs vary from institution to institution, but some of the common responsibilities are listed below.

The Transfusion Safety Officer Training Program from Transfusion Safety Online is a unique combination of self-paced online learning and a two-day, in-person, workshop consisting of lectures, interactive case studies, and group interaction (Virtual platform). The curriculum is designed to train Transfusion Safety Officers in building, implementing, and improving transfusion safety and patient blood management programs in their institution. After the conclusion of the program, students receive 20 CEUs (P.A.C.E. and CBRN) and a certificate of attendance.

Who Should Attend

MD, PA, RN, MT, MLT or perfusionist preferred, with at least 3 years of experience with transfusion therapy (laboratory or patient care).

In addition, effective TSOs:

For Additional Information

For additional information, contact: Buddy Nguyen, Cerus Corporation: bnguyen@cerus.com.