SABM Online PBM Certificate Course

Course Description

The newly updated online certificate course is now available to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals looking to grow their knowledge and skills in Patient Blood Management—from ethics to advanced techniques—should consider enrolling in the new online course.

This immersion course provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed for those working in the field of Patient Blood Management. This course was created by recognized clinical experts in the field of PBM. Whether a physician, nurse, perfusionist, laboratory professional, advocate, or administrator, this course offers administrative guidance, PBM program principles, clinical concepts, and best practice applications.

Fee Information:  $350 USD 
To register for the online course click here.

Course highlights include:

  • Physiology of Anemia and Oxygen Delivery
  • Pre-op Evaluation and Preparation of the Surgical Patient
  • The Clotting Cascade–Effects of Anticoagulants
  • Surgical and Anesthesia Concepts
  • PBM in the Trauma Patient
  • PBM in the Pediatric Patient
  • Profound Anemia When Blood is Not an Option
  • Law, Ethics and Patient Rights

Course Details

Course Title: SABM Online Patient Blood Management (PBM) Certificate Course with Exam
Course Director: Tiffany Hall, RN and NurJehan Quraishy, MD
Course Fee: $350 USD
Release Date:
 Fall 2021
Expiration Date: Fall 2023
Credits Available: 9.0
Media: Internet

CME/CE Information

SABM Online PBM Certificate Course

Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management.
Released: August 02, 2021
Available for credit until: August 02, 2023

The estimated time to complete this activity is 9.0 hours.

Contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at


  • Alyshia Ogdie, ACNP, MS, NP – Nurse Practitioner Kaiser Permanente, NCAL
  • Becky Rock, RN – Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Carolyn Burns, MD – Independent PBM Physician Louisville, KY
  • Carolyn Clancy, MSN, CNS, APRN – Independent PBM Specialist
  • Cassandra Upchurch, MSN, RN – Founder and Clinical Director, A.N.I.T.A. Clinical Consulting
  • Heather Mingo, NP, PhD – QEII Health Sciences Centre /NSHA
  • NurJehan Quraishy, MD – Section Head, Transfusion Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
  • Prakash Patel, MD, FASE – Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Yale University New Haven, CT
  • Rita King, RN, MSN – Retired Transfusion Safety Officer BayCare Health System
  • Sheldon Goldstein, MD – Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Stacey Valentine, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
    University of Massachusetts Medical School Boston, MA
  • Tiffany Hall, RN – Clinical Director of Anemia Management Accumen
  • Sherri Ozawa, RN – Client Delivery Lead, Accumen
    Clinical Advisor, institute for Patient Blood Management, Englewood health
  • Arnie Friedman, MD – Vice Chair for Academics, Department of Ob/Gyn Maimonides Medical Center

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Physicians, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Laboratory Technicians delivering primary care to adolescents and adults in the area of Patient Blood Management.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Utilize strategies to minimize all modalities of blood loss and enhance blood production.
  • Employ strategies to optimize coagulation to mitigate the risk of excessive blood loss or the development of thrombosis.
  • Relate the latest research-based recommendation for the detection, evaluation and treatment of anemia in hospitalized and non-hospitalize patients.
  • Explain the rationale for quality, safety, and financial metrics for successful patient blood management programs.
  • Examine the elements of patient-centered decision-making as it relates to patient blood management.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 9.0 contact hours. Designated for 1.25 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


The faculty members have nothing to disclose.

Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. SABM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

During the period of accreditation, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational content, and 3) complete the course post-test and the evaluation form. To answer the test questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once the course has been completed, make sure that all of your test questions have been submitted. Your test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the test (score of 75% or higher), your certificate will be made available electronically along with instructions on how to take your evaluation and obtain credit. Once you have received your certificate, please print it for your records. If you receive a score of 74% or less, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the test. You may retake the test until successful.

Computer System Requirements

Talent LMS recommends Google Chrome, but other modern web browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari) may be used.

CME University requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome).  Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content.  These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software.  That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, and Real Networks Real One Player.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information 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. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.