This course will discuss the history and role of the Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO). At the conclusion of the session, the participant should be familiar with the origins of the TSO, define the role of a TSO, identify the scope of a TSO, and describe the minimum educational requirements to be a TSO.
- Discuss the history of the Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO)
- Identify the role of the TSO
- Describe the scope of the TSO
- Describe the minimum requirements for a TSO
Level of Instruction
Author / Speaker
Houston "Buddy" Nguyen BSCLS, MT (ASCP), BIT
Director of Hospital Engagement and Education
Houston “Buddy” Nguyen is a Hospital Implementation Director at Cerus Corporation where he is focused on assisting hospitals
with implementing INTERCEPT, or pathogen-reduced, products. Buddy is a medical technologist with degrees in Clinical
Laboratory Science from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and in Information Technology.
He has experience working in hospital clinical laboratories and spent more than 10 years in laboratory management before successfully implementing a Patient Blood Management (PBM) Program as a Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) at Northwest Texas Healthcare System for three years. He then moved on to Blood Systems Inc. (BSI) where he was a TSO and Quality Source Consultant. At BSI, Buddy was also a standing faculty member and co-developer of the Blood Systems Transfusion Safety Officer Training Program.
Cerus Corporation is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
Contact Hour: 1
Expires on: Nov 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT
This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15148 for 1.0 contact hours
Contact Hour: 1
Expires at: May 14, 2023 at 12:00 am CT
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