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The 8th edition of Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration (Perioperative Standards) contains requirements that address perioperative collection and preparation of red cell and non-red-cell components. Its goal is to maintain and enhance the quality and safety of perioperative autologous blood collection and administration and to provide a basis for the AABB Accreditation Program. It reflects the concerns and priorities of several different aspects of the discipline, including the input of recognized experts in the field and the best interests of their patients. It was developed in the context of the global drive for quality in health care and internationally recognized principles of quality management. The effective date for this edition is January 1, 2019.
Significant Changes to the 8th edition:
- New to the 8th edition, Standard 126.96.36.199 allows facilities that perform testing to use a laboratory certified by their respective Competent Authority as opposed to a laboratory certified by CMS.
- Subnumber 10 has been added to Standard 5.3 which now requires that accredited perioperative programs define collection parameters for the minimum blood volume collected for processing.
- Standard 8.2 has been expanded in the 8th edition to require that perioperative programs maintain patient identification records and sample collection and labeling records as a part of program monitoring.
The 8th edition of Perioperative Standards, effective January 1, 2019, details the latest standards of practice for accredited blood banking and transfusion facilities. The Standards Portal allows users to customize their profile based on the activities for which they are accredited and can be rearranged at any time. Standards that do not apply to a user’s profile will appear grayed out to ensure that purchasers are aware of the standards that apply to their facility and those that do not.
The Standards Portal is also fully searchable by key word, chapter, or standard number, allowing users to navigate quickly to the most relevant standards to them at that time. Guidance is provided on how to implement a standard, why it was created, or why a change was made from this edition to the last. Any relevant documentation that would assist users in implementing the standard in question is provided.
New Benefits to Users
All links to outside websites and cross references to other standards in the portal are live and appear in popup windows to allow users to be able to see both the standard in question and the linked post. The full edition of the Perioperative Standards (not including any guidance) is printable at any time to ensure that users can take the Perioperative Standards on the go.
Any interim or emergent standards will appear seamlessly in the portal once effective and highlighted.
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Effective date: January 1, 2019
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