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Convalescent Plasma: An Old Therapeutic Tool and Promising Treatment in the COVID-19 Era Webinar
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Description: In this session we will discuss what convalescent plasma treatment is, the existing evidence and rationale for its use, as well as the history of the use of this blood product as a treatment for various viral pathogens. We will discuss how research through international clinical trials is informing our understanding of the efficacy of using convalescent plasma to treat patients sick with COVID-19. Finally, we will discuss donor centre activities regarding donor recruitment and collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, a precious resource given altruistically by donors recovered from COVID-19.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe existing evidence and rationale for convalescent plasma treatment
  • Understand how research is informing our knowledge about the efficacy of convalescent plasma in treating COVID-19 patients
  • Understand donor centre activities regarding recruitment and collection of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

 

Speaker: Terrie Foster, Medical Services Registered Nurse (CBS)

Terrie is a Medical Services Registered Nurse at Canadian Blood Services. She is also a nurse researcher and student at the University of Western Ontario, completing a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree, with a focus in Leadership in Health Services Delivery. Terrie’s research interests include understanding and enhancing blood donor well-being especially for marginalized groups of individuals. She is also interested in altruistic blood donor behaviour and how this applies to plasma donation specifically. Terrie is also a grateful blood recipient and will hold the hand of anyone so kind as to donate blood.

Recorded: October 6, 2020

 

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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