2017 Blood Bank Boot Camp

trays of blood in the VMTH blood bank

Date: June 2-4, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday

Location: Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis Vet School Campus

CE Credit: up to 18 hours available

Webinar: available for all lecture tracks (but not for labs). If you have never attended an Adobe Connect webinar test your connection.  The webinar is only available live, and it will not be recorded.  Webinar attendees will receive full CE credit since it is live and interactive.

Register: online  Register now as lab space is limited to 24 particpants, and lecture space is limited to 80 participants.  Early bird pricing ends at 11:59 pm on July 29, 2016.

Lodging: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place UC Davis.  When you book your room please enter arrival 6/2/17 and departure 6/4/17 to get the group rate.

Friday Winery Dinner at Berryessa Gap Winery in Winters, CA. Shuttle bus will pick up at the Hyatt Place at 6:00pm.

Schedule

Lecturers

  • Julie Burges, MS
    • Establishment of Protocols The foundation of every good blood banking program is a set of well written protocols. These documents will standardize the way in which blood products are processed and can assist in training.Evidence-Based Donor Screening

    • Evidence-Based Donor Screening Donor programs are dependent upon volunteers that are healthy and properly screened.  Having pre-established screening procedures, in an effort to determine donors that are free of disease and able to tolerate the collection procedure, is imperative. This review focuses on selection criteria intended to determine the best donors suited for your program and screening criteria to minimize risks.

    • Donor/Owner Incentives that Work Blood donation programs are “feel-good” programs for all involved, however, incentives are a nice way to entice new donors to the programs and reward current donors and owners.  Knowing what incentives work best for recruitment and retention without creating potential conflicts of interest are important for each program.  You will learn how to determine what incentives are best suited for you!

    • Low Stress Donation Having low stress donations can make the entire process easier for everyone involved. Choosing donors with good dispositions is ideal – even if sedation will be used.  Techniques for how to handle dogs during the donation and pre-medicated cats can ensure their stress levels are kept to a minimum.  There are techniques on how to react and screen for donors.

    • Easy Processing Knowing what your clinic/laboratory/hospital is capable of processing and how each product is made.

  • Karl Jandrey, DVM
    • Best Practices: Administration to Avoid Transfusion Reactions This 2 hour presentation strives to bring evidence-based recommendations from the recent literature into the hospital protocols and transfusion therapy practice the moment they return from the Boot Camp.

    • Case Based Discussion Objectives of this interactive, small group, team-based laboratory are to integrate and apply all the information from the rest of the Boot Camp into practice scenarios.

    • Blood Bank Smack Down Case Management Challenge Evidence and ideas from the Case-Based Discussion labs will be presented during the Blood Bank Challenge for global critique and refinement by the entire group of participants.

  • Sean Owens, DVM
    • The Business of Blood Banking In this session you learn how to assess your practices blood needs and evaluate the feasibility of developing and in-house canine and feline blood bank.

    • Design and Improve Your Blood Bank Organization In this session you will learn how to develop an effective organizational structure for your blood bank as well as understand staff training needs and hope to take advantage of media and publicity opportunities.

    • Ethical and Legal Issues of Blood Banking In this session we will discuss the California State laws that apply to veterinary blood banks, meeting the standard of care and also discuss the difficult issue of donor consent.

    • Blood Bank Smack Down Case Management Challenge This session will focus on real-life blood transfusion case management strategies.

  • Sasha Beoshanz, BS
    • Collection & Processing Wet Lab Will demonstrate proper way to restrain and collect blood from a canine donor. Following the donation, the blood will be processed in the blood bank, in order to demonstrate products produced from a unit of whole blood.

  • Dyne Hansing, BS 
    • Collection & Processing Wet Lab Will demonstrate proper way to restrain and collect blood from a canine donor. Following the donation, the blood will be processed in the blood bank, in order to demonstrate products produced from a unit of whole blood.

  • Christina Steckley, BA
    • Type & Crossmatch Wet Lab A wet lab showing the Alvedia and RapidVet-H feline and canine typing methods, and test tube crossmatching for both felines and canines.