Whole Blood, ROTEM, And the Walking Blood Bank Webinar
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Description: The Canadian Armed Forces are often deployed to austere environments around the world where resupply is difficult. In the event of massive transfusion or massive casualties, blood products may be exhausted quickly with resupply hours away, if ever at all.  A Walking Blood Bank (WBB) is the donation of fresh whole blood specifically for a patient from a pre-screened donor and used during these extreme conditions. This lecture will discuss the history of whole blood, current use of low titre O whole blood, ROTEM and experiences in the activation of a WBB during Operation IMPACT in Erbil, Iraq.

Start Date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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

  • Understand the role of MLTs in the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Understand the history of whole blood usage
  • Identify how a walking blood bank is employed in the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Learn about the lived experience from Op IMPACT in Erbil, Iraq 2016-2017


Speaker: Warrant Officer, Jeffrey Scott, BSc, MLT

WO Jeff Scott is a medical laboratory technologist who joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 2011 and is currently posted to Canadian Forces Health Services Head Quarters in Ottawa, ON.  In his career, he has been tasked to Mongolia with the Alaska Air National Guard in 2014, deployed on Op SIRONA in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic in 2015 and Op IMPACT to combat ISIS in Erbil, Iraq in 2016-17.  Before joining the CAF, he obtained his BSc in Molecular Genetics and an MLT diploma. WO Scott has two children, Elsie and Ethan, with his wife Samantha.


Recorded: October 6, 2020

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

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