Tube Transport: Evolution and Prospects in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

June 6, 2024 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

Pneumatic tube systems have been used for years as an effective way to transport items, including blood bank specimens and products. This presentation will explore this oft underappreciated technology and discuss various aspects of its use in blood bank/transfusion medicine. Join us as we review how pneumatic tubes can impact patient care and how sending things “down the tubes” can change workflows.

Presentation topics include:

  • Review a brief history of pneumatic tubes and pneumatic tube technology
  • Discuss the evidence supporting the use of pneumatic tubes in blood bank/transfusion medicine
  • Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic tube systems
  • Explore regulatory expectations around pneumatic tube systems
  • Recount the presenter’s recent experiences in patient care, both with and without a pneumatic tube system

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Thursday, June 6, 2024: 11:00 a.m.- noon. (PT)

Julie Katz Karp, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Director
Director of Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Julie Katz Karp is the Director of Transfusion Medicine and Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  She received a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Cornell University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was also chief resident. She completed a fellowship in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  Her interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education specifically related to transfusion medicine, as well as blood donor health and recruitment. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.