A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue
A Kids Book About Cancer
A Kids Book About CancerView
AABB Guide to Patient Blood Management
AABB Guide to Patient Blood ManagementView
Patient blood management (PBM), although practiced for decades, has come of age as a mainstream practice within the past decade. The goal of this Guide to Patient Blood Management and Blood Utilization is to serve as a concise yet comprehensive resource by first explaining the various aspects of PBM. Then the content dives into the review, audit, and measurement of program efforts. The metrics of blood utilization have been spurred by development of sophisticated information technology systems and widespread use of electronic health records. Both new and long-standing PBM programs can benefit from this Guide, as its goal is to promote the journey from being a good PBM program to becoming a great one. Topics covered:
Avoidance of allogeneic transfusion
Options available pre-, intra-, and postoperatively
Guidance for blood utilization
Methods for reviewing transfusion practices
How to audit transfusion decisions
Use of audit results to improve patient care
By Richard R. Gammon, MD; Sara Bakhtary, MD; Nanci Fredrich, RN, BSN, MM; Sherry Hogan, RN, CCRN; and Barbara Tubby, MT(ASCP)SBB, MSEd, for the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee
AABB Guide to the Laboratory Evaluation
AABB Guide to the Laboratory EvaluationView
By Wen Lu, MD; Peter R. Pelletier, MD; Kathleen Puca, MD; Glenn Ramsey, MD; and NurJehan Quraishy, MD for the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee
The evaluation and diagnosis of a suspected transfusion reaction is a matter of clinical judgment by a physician trained in adverse effects of transfusion. Negative testing results do not always exclude a reaction if there is strong suspicion that the patient’s symptoms are related to blood transfusion. The laboratory evaluation of these events is critical not only for the patient’s health, but also for corrective and preventive actions that are part of process improvement. Contents of this updated reference, the AABB Guide to the Laboratory Evaluation of Transfusion Reactions include step-by-step guidance for:
Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions
Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury
Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload
Septic Transfusion Reactions
Includes an extremely useful Appendix summarizing common acute and delayed transfusion reactions with their associated primary symptoms, additional symptoms, usual timing of onset, initial laboratory evaluation, and confirmatory/supplemental evaluations.
AABB Technical Manual, 20th edition
AABB Technical Manual, 20th editionView
Anger Management Workbook for Kids
Anger Management Workbook for KidsView
Show your anger who’s boss―50 fun activities about anger management for kids ages 6 to 11
Anger is a normal emotion just like joy, sadness, and fear, but it can be difficult to know how to express those feelings in a good way. The Anger Management Workbook for Kids is filled with 50 playful exercises to help you handle powerful emotions. You can stay calm and make better choices when you feel angry. Other workbooks about anger management for kids ages 6-12 wish they could be this fun!
Discover ways to recognize angry feelings and react to them safely, so you can be nice to yourself and others. Draw a picture of what your anger looks like, write about your feelings and needs in different situations, and more. These awesome activities will give you the tools to manage your feelings through gratitude, friendliness, and self-kindness.
This workbook about anger management for kids includes:
- Assorted exercises―Doodle, write, meditate, and make crafts like the Glitter Jar as you work through angry feelings with this delightful workbook about anger management for kids.
- All about anger―Learn about what anger is, how it feels, how to look out for it, and more.
- Feel-good habits―In this workbook about anger management for kids, you can explore lots of healthy habits that help you react better in situations that make you mad.
Stop angry feelings in their tracks with the activities in this workbook. Who knew anger management for kids could be so enjoyable?
Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide
Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive GuideView
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks!
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks!View
Blood Transfusion Therapy, 13th edition
Blood Transfusion Therapy, 13th editionView
Bundle: Standards for Perioperative Auto
Bundle: Standards for Perioperative AutoView
Significant changes to the 10th edition:
New Standard 1.7 requires that all laboratories have processes in place to perform risk assessments for all critical activities in the facility at defined intervals.
New Standard 3.8.6 requires that laboratories have processes in place to minimize the risk and impact of internal and external data breach.
Standard 5.2.2 has been expanded to allow medical director designees to develop policies, processes and procedures concerning collection and administration of components.
Guidance for Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration, 10th edition, includes verbatim requirements from the Perioperative Standards interspersed with guidance. Language from the Perioperative Standards is presented; when there is appropriate guidance for that standard, the guidance language follows the standard with the heading “Guidance.” This format allows the reader to see both the requirement and the associated guidance side by side.
Please note that there is no guidance for some standards. The Perioperative Standards Committee has chosen to focus Guidance for Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration on those issues that may require additional context and/or examples to assist in attaining compliance with the Standards.
Bundle: Tech Manual & Assessment
Bundle: Tech Manual & AssessmentView
Developed to be used with the Technical Manual, Transfusion Medicine Self-Assessment and Review helps students and trainees learn and review concepts in an examination format. A total of 15 chapters contain approximately 40 multiple-choice questions each—a 25% increase from the 2nd edition. The chapters are arranged by subject matter, from donation to transfusion reactions. Detailed explanations are found separately at the end of each chapter, providing a realistic test simulation.
This edition incorporates the latest information and expanded coverage of pathogen reduction, patient blood management, and cellular therapies. The questions cover both board- and practice-relevant aspects of transfusion medicine. Transfusion Medicine Self-Assessment and Review is the perfect classroom and self-study aid.
Written by: Justin D. Kreuter, MD; and Douglas P. Blackall, MD
The Technical Manual is a top-notch resource that gives both newcomers and seasoned professionals the information needed to succeed in the rapidly changing field of transfusion medicine. Experts provide the benefit of their knowledge and experience in 28 chapters and 100+ methods/appendices—all of which have been reviewed by standing committees of the AABB.
This edition captures the late-breaking changes in donor deferrals made by the FDA just before publication. Other updates to the manual include:
Expanded PBM chapter.
Critical update to discussion of massive transfusion.
Emphasis on blood group antigen nomenclature.
Added depth to relevant transfusion-transmitted diseases.
Enhanced discussion of molecular testing.
Also new to this edition is online posting of the methods and appendices. More and more readers are becoming comfortable consulting digital resources; accordingly, the content (methods, appendices) of the USB flash card that was part of the printed edition is now online. An access code is printed in the book for easy, repeated reference and customization.
Bundle:Standards for Patient Blood Management
Bundle:Standards for Patient Blood ManagementView
The 3rd edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program (PBM Standards) can help facilities that are implementing or enhancing PBM efforts to have a solid foundation for maintaining and optimizing the care of patients who may or may not need transfusion. Like other AABB standards, this edition includes overarching quality standards as well as specific technical standards. The effective date of this edition is January 1, 2021.
Significant changes in the 3rd edition include:
Reference standard 1.1.2A has been expanded to include new requirements surrounding pediatric, obstetric and single unit transfusion patients. Each patient population now has a corresponding standard in chapter 5, Process Control.
New standard 5.3.2 has been added to the edition to cover individuals who complete the informed consent process, but in the end refuse blood.
Standard 5.16 is new to this edition and was added to ensure that high blood users in a facility had plans in place to monitor the effects of high blood loss and the strategies needed to prevent and/or manage them.
Guidance for Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program includes verbatim requirements from the 3rd edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program (PBM Standards) interspersed with guidance. Language from the PBM Standards is presented; when there is appropriate guidance for that standard, the guidance language follows the standard with the heading “Guidance.” This format allows the reader to see both the requirement and the associated guidance side by side.
Please note that there is no guidance for some standards. The Patient Blood Management Standards Committee has chosen to focus PBM Standards on those issues that may require additional context and/or examples to assist in attaining compliance with the Standards.
Case Studies in Patient Blood Management
Case Studies in Patient Blood ManagementView
AABB and SABM have jointly developed this collection of clinical scenarios that typify the situations faced by those involved in patient care.
Case Studies in Patient Blood Management is a resource for anyone interested in patient-centered care—including clinicians, nurses, laboratory technologists, and pharmacists. Other health-care personnel such as ethicists and risk managers will benefit from this collection of typical clinical situations, developed jointly by AABB and SABM. Each scenario features learning objectives, a clinical situation, a discussion of patient blood management options, the evidence that supports each PBM approach discussed, and a listing of key points and references. Within that framework, each expert author contributes to a rich diversity of PBM options that are intended to stimulate thought and discussion, leading to improved patient care and clinical outcomes.
Orthopedic surgery patient
Cardiovascular surgery patient
Anemic obstetric patient
Gynecologic oncology patient requiring surgery
Jehovah’s Witness patient
Bleeding patient who is taking target-specific oral anticoagulants
Bleeding patient taking antiplatelet drugs
Warfarin reversal in the hemorrhaging patient
Anemia in the critically ill ICU patient
Edited by Mary Lieb, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA(ASQ), and Irwin Gross, MD
(AABB/SABM, 2015, soft cover, 132 pages, ISBN 978-1-56395-920-2)
CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute Techniq
CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute TechniqView
Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook for Teen
Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook for TeenView
In this powerful workbook for teens, pediatric pain specialist Rachel Zoffness offers evidence-based strategies to help you turn the volume down on chronic pain and illness and get back to living your life.
Living with chronic pain and illness can be difficult, scary, and sometimes lonely. But if you’re one of the millions of teens who suffer from chronic pain, you should know that there are real tools you can use now to help you feel better. Blending cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), this workbook provides proven-effective solutions to help you take control of your pain and get back to being you!
With this powerful and easy-to-use workbook, you’ll learn how pain affects both your mind and body, how negative emotions can make pain worse, and strategies to help you turn the volume down on your pain, so you can go back to enjoying activities that you love. You’ll also learn mindfulness and relaxation exercises, including belly breathing and body scan to help manage pain in the moment.
The exercises and strategies in this book are rooted in research, fun to learn, and easy to practice. And the best part? You can carry them with you wherever you go. Take them out into the world and take charge of your pain—and your life!
Guide to Pneumatic Tube Delivery Systems
Guide to Pneumatic Tube Delivery SystemsView
Spill prevention and management
Templates for validation protocol and worksheets.
Examining routes for environmental conditions hazardous to components.
Contingency planning for, and rehearsal of, alternative methods during system shutdowns.
Training of staff.
Current expectations and practice reflected in regulatory requirements.
This Guide will prove to be an invaluable resource for users who are looking ahead to future needs of their institutions.
By Julie Katz Karp, MD; Mary Harach, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ), SSGB; Monique Mohammed, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB; Roger Richard, MS, MT(AMT); Lynne Uhl, MD; and Julie van der Hoop, PhD for the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee
Histotechnology: A Self-Instructed Text
Histotechnology: A Self-Instructed TextView