Welcome To The "Reducing Errors In Blood Ordering" Online Education Module

Enduring Material
Web Based Activity

Activity Title
Reducing Errors in Blood Ordering

Commercial Support
No commercial support was provided for this activity.

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Copyright Statement
It is the policy of Orlando Health to comply with the copyright laws of the United States in all its internal and external activities.

Release Date
March 4, 2013

Review Date
March 4, 2014

Expiration Date

Estimated Time to Complete Activity
15 minutes

This internet enduring material is a web based presentation that incorporates text, interactive questions, and images into a learning module. Media components, including video and audio clips, may be presented.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the blood ordering process.

Statement of Need
For treating clinicians, quality indicators in transfusion medicine are necessary for patient safety. This CME program summarizes data from evidence based research to enable a better understanding of identifying errors during the blood order process that can cause harm, improving blood order processes to reduce harm, and utilization of the available technologies that can support these efforts.

Educational Objectives
After completing this CME activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify ways a multidisciplinary approach to care can improve the quality and safety of ordering blood products for patients.
  • Analyze the advantages of computerized provider order entry as a recommendation for improving patient safety
  • Identify error management tools used for implementing and monitoring corrective actions during the blood ordering process.
  • Demonstrate how technology can work to reduce errors during the blood ordering process.

Accreditation Statement
Orlando Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Credit Designation
Orlando Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation
During the period of March 4, 2013 through March 4, 2016, in order to receive a statement of credit participants must:

  • Read and acknowledge the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Study the educational content
  • Successfully complete the posttest with 8 out of 10 questions answered correctly.
  • Complete the activity evaluation form

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Orlando Health requires conflict of interest disclosure from planners, faculty members, and other individuals who participated in the content development of this activity. Any identified conflicts of interest are carefully examined by Orlando Health for appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Orlando Health is committed to providing its learners with quality CME activities and related materials that promote quality improvements in healthcare.


Name: Dr. Lizardo Cerezo

Degree(s): MD

Title: Blood Bank Chairman

Reported Conflict of Interest: None

Department: Blood Bank



Name : Kimberly Dale


Title: Transfusion Quality Specialist

Reported Conflict of Interest: None

Department: Regulatory



Name: Nancy Olimpo

Degree (s):BSN, RN, CNRN

Title: Clinical Informatics Specialist

Reported Conflict of Interest: None

Department: Information Services



Name: Juliana Robertson

Degree (s):MA Instructional Design and Technology/eLearning

Title: Educational Specialist

Reported Conflict of Interest: None

Department: Information Services


Hardware/Software Requirements
Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

Internet Connection
Your computer should be configured to access the Internet. A high speed internet connection may be required to view large multimedia files.

Internet Explorer 7 or higher is recommended. Adobe acrobat 8.0 (or higher) and Adobe Flash Player 8 (or higher) is required to view the interactive presentation. Screen resolutions should be set at 1024 x 768 for optimal viewing.

The content presented in this module should be used by participants to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Privacy Statement
Personal information is collected through participation in online CME activities by Orlando Health. The information entered by online users after activity completion is stored in a database. The office of Continuing Medical Education at Orlando Health uses this information to track the number of participants who complete CME activities. This record keeping is required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
The Information Services Education Department at Orlando Health may perform periodic reviews of CME activity evaluations for the purpose of adapting future online CME activities to meet the greatest need and interest of participants.

Accessibility Statement
Orlando Health is committed to providing access to our CME programs for individuals with disabilities. The access is compliant with requirements identified in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act for all online activities. This website is 508 compliant.

Contact Information
If you have any questions about obtaining CME credits for participation, please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at cme@orlandohealth.com or 321.841.5284.

If you experience any technical difficulties with accessing the CME activity, please contact the IS Education department at educator@orlandohealth.com.

Modules & Post Test

The module is divided into three sections that run consecutively:

Video- End users may experience buffering (temporary stopping) of the video. This delay can be caused by the network connection being used to view modules. The delay is temporary and the video will resume after a few seconds.

Activity- The activity portion contains content without audio. These slides are programmed to advance automatically after a specified time limit. You can manually advance or pause slides by using the navigation bar located at the bottom of screen.

Demonstration- The demonstration portion contains content with audio. There is a narrated demonstration of the blood ordering process. The slides are timed to automatically advance based on length of narration and slide content. You can manually advance or pause slides by using the navigation bar located at the bottom of screen.

  • Click The Link Below To Begin The "Reducing Error In Blood Ordering" Module.
    Click Here To Begin
  • Click The Link Below To Be Taken Directly To The "Reducing Error In Blood Ordering" Post Test.
    Click Here To Take Post Test (Results Will Be Tracked)

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