Perioperative Blood Management

Perioperative Blood Management

The Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) program, an on-line educational opportunity offered by Clinical Perfusion Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is open to anyone practicing perioperative blood management at any level. We utilize synchronous and asynchronous tools to bring flexibility but maintain a live personalized approach for your busy lifestyle and schedule. This is the perfect delivery of necessary training for those practicing autotransfusion in your institution!

Each session consists of five 8-hour days that include a comfortable mix of synchronous and asynchronous classroom activities to be enjoyed from the comforts of the location of your choice. Sessions currently begin on a Tuesday and are refreshed each day through the completion on Saturday. There are brief live sessions each morning (60 min), then a 3-hour media rich "fireside chat" live interaction with faculty and staff of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and course participants. The sessions can be completed without even taking a day off work; however, please recognize that each scheduled day is a full eight hour experience.

Our program includes an online pre- and post-test, the results of which are known only to you. CEUs are awarded based on your active participation, not from passing the tests. The course is conducted via our interactive web-interface educational platform. The ABCP has awarded 56.1 CEUs. You can view the ABCPs guidelines on their website.

You may review the FAQ's for our UNMC CEU courses which address fundamental and technical questions. All of our offerings are constructed in a similar format.


Registration and
Payment Due Deadlines    

Registration and
Payment Due Deadlines
If Requesting CEUs
Feb 11-16, 2014 Feb 4, 2014 Jan 8, 2014
Mar 11-16, 2014 Mar 4, 2014 Jan 28, 2014
Apr 8-13, 2014 Apr 1, 2014 Feb 21, 2014
May 13-18, 2014         May 6, 2014 Mar 28, 2014
Jun 10-15, 2014 Jun 3, 2014 Apr 25, 2014
July 8-13, 2014 July 1, 2014 May 23, 2014
Aug 12-17, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 Jun 27, 2014
Sept 9-14, 2014 Sept 2, 2014 Jul 25, 2014
Oct 14-19, 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Aug 29, 2014
Nov 11-16, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Sep 26, 2014
Dec 9-14, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Oct 24, 2014

The registration fee for all six days and on-line tool access is currently $650, plus an additional $450 for those requesting CEUs. Any fees associated with computer access or long distance telephone service are not included and are the participant's responsibility. A serialized embossed certificate is awarded for participation. A $100 late fee will be assessed if the registration fee is received past the deadline date and CEUs are requested.


We recommend an early reservation, as seats for each offering are limited! You must register by 5:00 PM on the specified deadline above.

For more information e-mail:
David W. Holt, MA, CCT: or 614-406-2893
Sue Stewart: or call 402-559-7227

Feel confident in our unbiased, university-based training for you or your staff. Our UNMC faculty are academically trained in educational technology and have more than six years experience in applying the technology in extracorporeal science. More importantly, the participants are afforded LIVE access to the faculty. Though the program is by distance-delivery, the responsibility for progress is shared between the individual and the faculty. Our “personalized” approach is unique in distance-education. We don’t just turn the participant loose with a bunch of web-screens to navigate on their own.
This didactic supplementation will more than prepare you for the coming AmSECT credentials in perioperative blood management.