Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to prevent anemia and minimize blood loss. An effective patient blood management program is multi-discplinary and encourages conservation of the patient’s own blood supply, which decreases the need for blood product transfusion with its associated risks.
Minimizing Iatrogenic Blood Loss – A Key Conservation Goal
Perform only essential tests – avoid routine serial blood draws
|Slides for the presentation given at the 2012 SABM Conference on the topic of medical ethics in bloodless medicine.|
Bloodless Surgery on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm
Red Blood Cell Transfusion: New Guidelines from American Assn of Blood Banks (AABB)
US Healthcare: The Good News – PBS
Blood – Function and Composition
Blood Transfusions Linked to Increased Deaths in CABG Patients
Internal Medicine News
Bloodless Medicine Lessons Learned: Benefiting All
Supporting Safer Healthcare
National Post – Canada
Joint Commission – Patient Blood Management Performance Measures Project
The Joint Commission Blood Management performance measures were initiated to identify, develop, and test a set of standardized measures to help assess blood management in the hospital setting.
- SABM (Society for the Advancement of Blood Management) Iron Corner
A non-profit educational website dedicated to providing information involving the use of iron preparations to treat patients with iron deficient anemia and/ or low iron stores in preparation for surgical procedures.
US Dept of Health & Human Services – A New Perspective on Transfusions
Findings of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability 2011