SBB Last Chance Review

Click here to purchase handouts and/or recording of the 2016 review.

GCRBC is no longer hosting the SBB Last Chance Review program, however the handouts and/or recordings from the 2016 review are available for purchase by clicking the link above. The following is a description of the program that was offered in February 2016.

This two-day intensive SBB review is designed for individuals preparing to take the ASCP Board of Certification examination in the SBB or BB category. Physicians who are preparing for the board examination in Blood Banking may also benefit from this program. While this SBB review will not provide the participant with all information to pass the exam, it will provide a basis for the participant's own study and preparation for the exam.

Program Description

Program Objectives

Content Covered

Faculty

Testimony

Contact

Ward Scott, (713) 791-6295, wscott@giveblood.org

Program Description

This two-day intensive review is designed for individuals preparing to take the ASCP Board of Certification examination in the SBB or BB category. Physicians who are preparing for the Board examination in Blood Banking may also benefit from this program. While this program will not provide the participant with all information to pass the SBB/BB exam, it will provide a basis for the participant's own study and preparation for the exam.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this review, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the blood banking theories and concepts for the SBB/BB certification examination.
  • Solve serological, math, and other problems.
  • Apply the techniques useful for adaptive computer testing

Content Covered

Testing tips: SBB/BB exam HLA, HPA, HNA & HSCT
Lab math, lab management, QA & safety Hemostasis and coagulation cases
ABO/Lewis/P1PK/I HDFN & RhIG
Rh Blood collection
Kell, Kidd, Duffy TTD testing and re-entry
MNS and other blood groups Cell survival & anemias
Special techniques Blood components and transfusion practice
Positive DAT, adsorption/elution Hemapheresis
Polyagglutination

Crossmatch and antibody cases
Genetics/population genetics
Immunology & complement
Adverse effects of transfusion

Faculty

  • Brenda C. Barnes, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCCM, Allen College, Waterloo, IA
  • Rebecca Dangerfield, MT(ASCP)SBBCM, University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kayla Hansen, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview, Minneapolis, MN
  • Beth Hartwell, MD, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston, TX
  • Tina Ipe, MD, MPH, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Chris Leveque, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Ryan Nobles, MT(ASCP)CMSBBCM, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, Houston, TX
  • Eric Salazar, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Emilie Webb, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM, American Red Cross, Madison, WI

Testimony

  • I passed the SBB exam on my first attempt!
  • It was a big help to me…hope you are able to continue to provide the review for others
  • Intense, but very informative
  • Last Chance Review really helped 
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