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In the years 2014-2018, microbial contamination of blood products was the third leading cause of transfusion-related fatality. In 2019, the FDA updated their guidance for bacterial mitigation strategies, which will result in significant changes to how platelets are manufactured. In this activity, new strategies for bacterial mitigation in platelets will be reviewed.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe how to create an evaluation plan for patients with suspected transfusion-transmitted bacterial infections.
- List new FDA requirements for bacterial mitigation in platelet units.
- Explain the mechanism of action of pathogen reduction technology.
- Compare the benefits and drawbacks of pathogen reduction technology and large-volume delayed sampling.
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
You must answer the assessment questions and complete the evaluation to claim credit and print your certificate.
To pay with a check, print a copy of this page and send it with your check to the address below. You will be notified when your payment has been processed and you have been registered into the activity.
College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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This activity and evaluation are available June 21, 2021, and expire June 20, 2024, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.