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Guidelines for Patient Blood Management and Blood Utilization

Guidelines for Patient Blood Management and Blood Utilization

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Representing a major revision of the Guidelines for Blood Utilization Review (AABB, 2001), this publication assists facilities in developing strategies that provide for the appropriate use of blood and the use of alternatives that help to reduce or avoid the need for allogeneic blood transfusion. A multidisciplinary approach is advocated that includes the use of blood component guidelines, pharmaceutical preparations to minimize blood loss, blood conservation methods, and blood utilization review practices.

Some highlights include:

  • The transfusion review process, including thresholds and assessments.
  • Nonsurgical as well as preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies.
  • The blood utilization review process, including the development of facility-specific guidelines and quality improvement.
  • Auditing of blood utilization, including criteria for a wide range of components and situations.

Developed for the Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee and the Transfusion Medicine Section Coordinating Committee by Joanne Becker, MD, and Beth Shaz, MD

(AABB, 2011, 52 pages, digital, ISBN: 978-1-56395-333-0)

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