Back to Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program, 3rd Edition – Print
The Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program (PBM Standards) can help facilities that are implementing or enhancing PBM efforts to have a solid foundation for maintaining and optimizing the care of patients who may or may not need transfusion. Like other AABB Standards, this edition includes overarching quality standards as well as specific technical standards.
Significant changes include:
- Reference standard 1.1.2A has been expanded to include new requirements surrounding pediatric, obstetric and single unit transfusion patients. Each patient population now has a corresponding standard in chapter 5, Process Control.
- New standard 5.3.2 has been added to the edition to cover individuals who complete the informed consent process, but in the end refuse blood.
- Standard 5.16 is new to this edition and was added to ensure that high blood users in a facility had plans in place to monitor the effects of high blood loss and the strategies needed to prevent and/or manage them.
(2020, AABB, 47 pages, ISBN 978-1-56395-358-3)
Effective date: January 1, 2021.
Nonmember price: $110
Member price: $95
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