Inventory Management 101: Make it Part of Your Daily Routine Webinar
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Description: Canada’s national blood system is funded by the provinces and territories to provide blood components and products to hospitals free of charge. The cost of this continues to increase each year. Provincial agencies are becoming more fiscally aware of these costs and are introducing mitigating strategies to ensure these costs are sustainable. Technologists play a key role in promoting and engaging in best practices in inventory management (reviewing, reducing and redistributing) to ensure that blood inventory meets the needs of their hospitals, patient populations and workloads.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

Course/Activity Information

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

  • Familiarize how blood components and products are funded in Canada
  • Illustrate the importance of reviewing blood usage to monitor if the inventory is appropriate or requires adjustment
  • Promote better understanding of the role technologists play in managing supply challenged components like O Rh negative red blood cells and AB Plasma
  • Describe the process for redistributing blood components and products and the importance of this process to the blood system


Speakers: Tracy Cameron, MLT and Alison Wendt, MLT

Tracy Cameron graduated from the MLT Program at Canadore College in North Bay in 1995. She worked for a private lab for 3 years before taking a position at Canadian Blood Services (1998 to 2006). In 2006 she joined the Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network (ORBCoN ) as a project coordinator.

Alison Wendt graduated from the MLT Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston Ontario in 1985. She worked in Transfusion Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital for 2 years and began working in Transfusion Medicine/Hematology/ Coagulation and then specifically Transfusion Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1987. Alison Joined the ORBCoN team in 2015 as a project coordinator.

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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