After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Discuss the quality impact and patient safety associated with proper blood utilization and handling in the operative setting.
2. Describe the potential increased patient satisfaction and resource utilization in the elective joint pre-admission population.
3. Describe the issues and complexities with the process of improving the quality of urine culture ordering and stewardship.


Kelly Passanisi, MT (ASCP) 
Quality Improvement Coordinator
Transfusion Medicine
Baystate Medical Center 

Vandita Johari, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Chief, Clinical Pathology
Baystate Medical Center 

Jennifer Schimmel, MD  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
06/13/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Risk Management

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