Specialist in Blood Banking Examination Review

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Overview

This course will help students prepare for the ASCP Board of Certification Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) certification exam through presentations, case studies, and instructor interaction. Participants will build professional knowledge in all areas of Blood Banking and identify personal strengths and weaknesses in the profession.

Structure

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Apply the principles of basic genetics to human blood group systems
  • Calculate population genetics problems utilizing the Hardy-Weinberg formula
  • Describe the role of molecular biology in transfusion medicine
  • Correlate the principles of Immunology to the Blood Bank laboratory
  • Analyze the effects of antigen-antibody interaction in Blood Bank serology
  • Examine transfusion issues with HLA, platelet and granulocyte antigens, and antibodies
  • Correlate the principles of Hematology and Coagulation to the Blood Bank laboratory
  • Diagram the biochemical properties, correlate the genetic principles, examine the antigenic characteristics, and resolve the serologic issues of the ABO, H, Lewis, I, P and Lutheran blood group systems
  • Diagram the biochemical properties, correlate the genetic principles, examine the antigenic characteristics, and resolve the serologic issues of the MNS and Miscellaneous blood group systems and polyagglutination
  • Diagram the biochemical properties, correlate the genetic principles, examine the antigenic characteristics, and resolve the serologic issues of the Rh, Duffy, Kidd and Kell blood group systems
  • Propose creative recruitment techniques for whole blood and apheresis donors
  • Evaluate donor qualifications for blood product donations
  • Assemble a quality autologous donor program
  • Examine component preparation, storage, and labeling issues
  • Evaluate indications and contraindications for the transfusion of all blood products
  • Appraise blood product administration policies and procedures
  • Categorize infectious and non-infectious adverse effects of transfusion
  • Assess clinical and serologic characteristics of immune hemolytic anemias and of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn
  • Evaluate special properties of pediatric blood transfusions
  • Relate the role of the Blood Bank to cellular, tissue, and solid organ transplantation.
  • Assess the roles and skills needed to be a Blood Bank manager
  • Design an effective system for utilizing Blood Bank quality assurance and GMP
  • Apply techniques that lead to quality personnel and resource management
  • Apply test taking techniques to the ASCP SBB certification exam
  • Differentiate exam question taxonomy levels
  • Utilize strategies for obtaining the correct answer to an exam question