Strategies for Tranfusing Patients with a Positive DAT (by ASCLS)

1.5 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

(based on 17 customer ratings)

Phyllis S. Walker, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB

Course provided by ASCLS.

Basic strategies for providing safe transfusions for patients with a positive Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT+) will be presented. An algorithm for approaching antibody identification, as well as a list of drugs that are associated with a positive DAT will be provided.

This intermediate level presentation is appropriate for Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Physicians and Residents, Fellows and Students.

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Included In These Course Packages

Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CACMLE): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 108-298-16, approved through 12/31/2018
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Blood Banking / Immunohematology): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 20-521365, approved through 12/31/2018

Objectives

  • List 3 techniques for determining the phenotype of a patient with a positive DAT.
  • Contrast the differences between autologous and allogeneic adsorptions.
  • Describe 3 strategies for providing safe transfusions for patients with a positive DAT.

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Course Outline

  • PowerPoint Slides
      • Strategies for Transfusing Patients with a Positive DAT
      • Author
      • Learning Objectives
      • Antibody Identification with a Positive Autocontrol
      • Direct Antiglobulin Test
      • Direct Antiglobulin Test, cont.
      • Autocontrol
      • Autocontrol vs. DAT
      • Causes of a Positive Autocontrol
      • Positive Autocontrol & Negative DAT
      • Positive Autocontrol & Negative DAT, cont.
      • Causes of a Positive DAT (+DAT)
      • +DAT: Initial Testing
      • +DAT: Initial Testing, cont.
      • WARM-treated RBCs
      • +DAT: Initial Testing (recently transfused)
      • +DAT: Initial Testing (recently transfused), cont.
      • +DAT: Initial Testing (recently transfused), cont.
      • +DAT: No RBCs reactive with serum or eluate
      • Drug-induced Antibody
      • +DAT: Some RBCs reactive with serum or eluate
      • +DAT: All RBCs reactive with serum or eluate
      • +DAT: All RBCs reactive with serum or eluate (not recently transfused)
      • +DAT: All RBCs reactive with serum or eluate (recently transfused)
      • +DAT: All RBCs reactive with serum or eluate (recently transfused), cont.
      • +DAT: Serum is reactive, Eluate is nonreactive
      • +DAT: Serum is nonreactive, Eluate is reactive
      • "The Problem"
      • "The Problem, cont. "
      • Strategies . . .
      • Strategies, cont. . . .
      • Strategies, cont. . . .
      • Strategies, cont. . . .
      • Strategies, cont. . . .
      • Strategies, cont. . . .
      • The End

Additional Information

Basic strategies for providing safe transfusions for patients with a positive Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT+) will be presented. An algorithm for approaching antibody identification, as well as a list of drugs that are associated with a positive DAT will be provided.

This intermediate level presentation is appropriate for Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Physicians and Residents, Fellows and Students.

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