Video teaching course for CEU/CME

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Activities are designed to increase knowledge and change competency of transfusion practices and strategies for individuals with hemoglobin disorders.  Content is derived from actual peer-reviewed publications.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the optimal hemoglobin level when transfusing a sickle cell patient
  2. List common reasons for transfusing individuals with sickle cell disease
  3. Recognize common complications of transfusion in sickle cell disease
  4. Locate current evidence-based recommendations for transfusion in sickle cell disease

FACULTY: James Eckman, M.D., professor emeritus of hematology and oncology, Emory University School of Medicine; founding director of the comprehensive sickle cell center at Grady Health System

ORIGINATION DATE: August 25, 2017
EXPIRATION DATE: August 25, 2019
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer hardware, Internet connection; browser
FORMAT: Web-on-demand streaming
CONTACT: Mary Hulihan, 404-498-6724

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia State University. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited (by the ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 0.3 contact hours.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. 

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, and Georgia State University are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To receive continuing education credit: 

  1. Complete the activity at
  2. Complete the evaluation at
  3. Pass the posttest at 75% at

FEES:  There are no fees charged for CDC’s continuing education activities.