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SOUTHERN CA - QSC Regional Seminar, March 2018
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When: 8:00 AM
Where: American Red Cross Blood Services
100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, California  91768
United States
Contact: CBBS

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The CBBS QSC Committee presents tissue management, regulation and monitoring, disaster plans for patient and employee safety, including lessons learned from the front lines of the California wildfires, a session on iron depletion and much more! Take a look at the complete schedule and session descriptions below.


  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Pomona. TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM, CLICK "REGISTER" ABOVE. 


If you'd like to mail a check for your registration, please download the PDF brochure here.



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7:30 am -

8:00 am  

Registration & Breakfast    

8:00 am -

9:00 am 

Iron Depletion: Proactive Approaches and Strategies

An overview of the rationale for and strategies to manage, and/or avoid iron depletion in donors and patients.

South: Suchitra Pandey, M.D., 

9:00 am -

10:00 am

Recall / Event Investigation and Patient Look Back  Federal, state and AABB requirements for nonconforming product investigation and recipient look back for adverse impact.  South: Galen Kline, Houchin Community Blood Bank 

10:00 am -

10:15 am


10:15 am -

11:15 am                                                     

Disaster Plans for Patient and Employee Safety: California Wildfires – Lessons Learned            

Recent experiences with wildfire disasters and the lessons learned from a system perspective between blood supplier, hospital, patient and employee management during evacuation and/or road closures. 

South: Susan Noone, United Blood Services/Blood Systems


11:15 am -

12:15 pm 

Validation, Verification and Qualification Plans For all Things in the Blood Bank  Various current terminology surrounding equipment and materials testing or qualification prior to implementation.  

South: Rudie Garcia, CQA (ASQ), Director, Quality Assurance, ARC Pomona, CA 


12:15 pm -

12:45 pm

Lunch Break 

12:45 pm -

1:00 pm

Quality News Network  Quick update of the latest regulatory and standards changes in blood banking news. 

South: Galen Kline


1:00 pm -

2:00 pm 

Tissue Management: Regulation, Management and Monitoring Regulatory requirements for tissue licensure, and/or FDA registration. Discussion of new commercial tissue products (Prokera, MACI, & others), and best equipment for storage and monitoring, such as Ultra low freezer or wireless temperature monitoring.

South: Carol Wilson


2:00 pm -

3:00 pm 

Tools for Root Cause Analysis, plus  Corrective and Preventive Action  Learn how to find and fix the root, contributing causes and ensure a sustained success. 

South: Ann Sintef



This program is approved by California Laboratory Field Services for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (Provider Number 0034). Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 01351 for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education. CME credits are not available for Physicians. A registrant shall receive a refund of 75% of their registration fees if written notice (fax and email is acceptable) is received by the Central Office 14 days or more prior to the seminar. No refunds for cancellation requests received within 14 days of the start of the seminar. See Treasury Regulation 1.162.5 Coughlin v. Comm., 203 F.2d.307.

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