On-Demand version of the August 1, 2019 eCast.
Please note: This is a Single Viewer On-Demand eCast available for one registrant to access the on-demand version of the eCast. Once registered, access is granted via the AABB Education Website located at https://education.aabb.org.
Program Description: While new interventions and hospital treatments can lead to better patient outcomes, at times, these advancements may have consequences.One of these is hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) which is defined as a situation where patients leave the hospital with lower hemoglobin than when they arrived. This is of particular concern for patients who are not admitted with acute blood loss or anticipated blood loss from surgery. Every hospitalized patient is at risk for developing HAA, although certain patient factors and longer hospital stays increase the risk and severity of the anemia. Unfortunately, HAA is relatively common and has been associated with poorer patient outcomes and utilization of additional hospital resources. The prevention and management of HAA requires a multidisciplinary team approach with implementation of several strategies to promote early recognition and treatment.