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- Describe the history of whole blood transfusion in adults and children in both civilian and military practice.
- Explain the impact of blood type demographics on whole blood collection and transfusion.
- Compare the constituents of component therapy in various ratios to whole blood.
- Examine the lessons learned from the military’s experience with whole blood resuscitation.
- Evaluate the risks and benefits of fresh whole blood administration as compared to stored whole blood.
- Assess the safety of whole blood collection in remote environments and during mass casualty events.
- Describe the ongoing multi-center research efforts evaluating the use of whole blood for civilian use.
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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1 credit meets the requirements for Trauma.