Blood Bank Guy Essentials
Episode 039 - Underestimating Febrile Reactions

Speaker: Donald Joe Chaffin, MD
Guest Speaker: Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, MD


Accreditation and Designation Statement

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

• Recognize and identify febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions
• Classify febrile reactions as high or low risk, and understand the impact of the classification
• Advise/apply appropriate management for febrile reactions

Activity Disclosures
Funding for this activity was provided by Bio-Rad.

The speaker and guest speaker disclose no relevant financial relationships.

This activity underwent peer review in line with the standards of editorial integrity and publication ethics maintained by Transfusion News under the direction of Editor-in-chief Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD and editor Eshan U. Patel, MPH. Dr. Tobian discloses honoraria from Quotient Biodiagnostics and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics for role as speaker, and Honoraria from Grifols for role as consultant. Eshan U. Patel, MPH and the peer reviewers disclose no relevant financial relationships.

Conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved in accordance with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s Policy on Activity Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. The primary resolution method used was peer review and review by a non-conflicted expert.

Instructions on Receiving Credit
This activity is intended for physicians. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing medical education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within 1 hour; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period, which is up to two years from initial publication. Additionally, up to 3 attempts and a score of 70% or better is needed to pass the post test.

Follow these steps to earn credit:
• Read the target audience, educational objectives, and activity disclosures.
• Listen to the Podcast
• Reflect on the activity contents.
• Access the CME Exam, and choose the best answer to each question.
• Complete the required evaluation component of the activity.
• Claim your Certificate

This activity will be available for CME credit for six months following its launch date. At that time, it will be reviewed and potentially updated and extended for an additional six months.