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Nursing Management for Patients Who Do Not Accept the Use of Blood in Their Care

Program Date & Time:
September 30, 2020 | 9:00am-12:15pm
  • Webinar
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
9/28/20 5:00 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
9/28/20 5:00 PM
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The population of people seeking care is becoming more and more diverse. Jehovah's Witnesses are a group whose population is increasing worldwide and because of their beliefs, do not accept blood transfusions. Additionally there are other individuals who will not accept blood in their care due to certain personal reasons. Being knowledgeable and willing to analyze these diverse needs will, in many cases, determine whether patients will continue to look to and come to your organization for care. Your care management team will do well to understand and assess their ethical duty to care for Jehovah’s Witnesses and all those who will not accept the use of blood in their care. At the end of the course, you will be equipped to successfully support the care needs of any patient who requests non-blood management care. Doing so will ensure that those whom you care for will feel safe and that you the caregiver will feel at ease in making decisions related to their care.

Keywords: Jehovah's Witnesses


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and implement the principles and important concepts related to nursing advocacy in Patient Blood Management.
  • Identify patients who will not accept blood on the basis of their religious or personal preferences.
  • Analyze and demonstrate understanding of the acceptable and non-acceptable fractions and procedures for use with this population.
  • Review the required documentation and demonstrate, through discussion and feedback, the understanding of the statements in the documentation.
  • Discuss and interpret ethical issues that may arise due to the refusal of recommended treatments during the course of the patient's care.
  • Interpret and review State laws related patient's refusal of care.
  • Identify and access resources that are available to caregivers in an emergent situation.
  • Appraise real life scenarios and summarize effective actions regarding the identified situations.
No disclosure available
Credits Available
  • Registered Nurses
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Pee Dee AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.   Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3 contact hours.

  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides .3 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
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