PBMT III: Autotransfusion (NM) (EDU-482-06052022-NM)

This is the third course in a four part series to help the learner prepare to take the PBMT course. Please complete PBMT Exam Review Modules 1 & 2 before entering this course.

This module covers the devices you will use in the OR. Several pictures and manufactures devices are used throughout these modules. We are using them as examples and to emphasize principles and techniques and not endorsing any specific product. The materials in this module does not replace the manufacturers instructions for use (IFU) or institutional protocols for autotransfusion.

By the end of this module the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the history of autotransfusion.
2. Identify the types of cell salvage devices
3. Identify the indications and contraindications of intraoperative cell salvage.
4. Describe the mechanism of action of autotransfusion devices.
5. Perform calculations involving blood handling and autotransfusion.
6. Describe the technique for postoperative cell salvage.

Expected time to complete this module: 50 minutes

As AmSECT University relaunches its professional continuing education website, we are required by the ABCP to resubmit our application for Category I Self Directed Continuing Education (SDCE) for Category I CEUs. AmSECT University has begun this process. At the completion of your course, your certificate will say “pending one (1) ABCP Category I CEU”. You will be notified to reprint your certificates once approval has been granted.

Per the ABCP, a maximum of ten (10) SDCE I CEUs may be used for professional activity recertification within a three-year reporting cycle. Members may submit additional Category III CEUs.
  • Objectives / Study Guide
  • PBMT III Learning Module
  • Online Autotransfusion Waste Calculator (Riley and Samolyk)
  • PBMT III Review Course Exam
  • Post-course Evaluation_PBMT III_EDU-482-06032022
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years