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Faculty

Donald S. Likosky, PhD

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan;
Michigan Society of Thoracic and
Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative

Gaetano Paone, MD, MHSA

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital,
Detroit, Michigan

Min Zhang, PhD

Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mary A.M. Rogers, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan (UM) Medical School
VA/UM Patient Safety Enhancement Program
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steven D. Harrington, MD, MBA

Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals,
Clinton Township, Michigan

Patricia F. Theurer, BSN

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan;
Michigan Society of Thoracic and
Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative

Alphonse DeLucia III, MD

Department of Cardiac Surgery,
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Astrid Fishstrom, LMSW

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan;
Michigan Society of Thoracic and
Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative

Anton Camaj, BS

School of Medicine, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Richard L. Prager, MD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- appreciate the relationship of postoperative pneumonia with intraoperative exposure to allogeneic red blood cell transfusion.
- learn that there is a volume dependent relationship between the number of red blood cell units and incidence of postoperative pneumonia.
- become aware of the immunomodulatory effects of white blood cells in the units of stored red blood cells.
- recognize the potential of various clinical strategies to identify at-risk patients and implementation of protocols to reduce the chances of red blood cell transfusion.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2015-Sep-01
Expiration Date:2017-Sep-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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