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Faculty

Thomas A. Schwann, MD

Department of Surgery,
University of Toledo College of Medicine,
Toledo, Ohio;
Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio

Joseph R. Habib, BS

Department of Internal Medicine,
Outcomes Research Unit and Vascular Medicine Program,
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Jawad M. Khalifeh, BS

Department of Internal Medicine,
Outcomes Research Unit and Vascular Medicine Program,
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Victor Nauffal, MD

Department of Internal Medicine,
Outcomes Research Unit and Vascular Medicine Program,
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon;
Department of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes,
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark Bonnell, MD

Department of Surgery,
University of Toledo College of Medicine,
Toledo, Ohio

Christopher Clancy, MD

Department of Surgery,
University of Toledo College of Medicine,
Toledo, Ohio

Milo C. Engoren, MD

Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio;
Department of Anesthesiology,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Robert H. Habib, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine,
Outcomes Research Unit and Vascular Medicine Program,
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize the adverse impact of blood transfusion on postoperative outcome.
- identify the specific risks associated with blood transfusions in complicated and uncomplicated cardiac surgery.
- apply the knowledge of this impact on postoperative outcome in selecting appropriate patients for RBC transfusion.
- analyze the risk benefit ratio of an RBC transfusion for a specific patient.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Aug-01
Expiration Date:2018-Aug-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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