Transfusions play a vital role in medicine. However, there is growing evidence that we should take a fresh look at the appropriateness of transfusions. This evidence has shown that restrictive transfusion practices are generally associated with patient outcomes that are equivalent or better, and that restrictive transfusion practices are a safe way to reduce health care resource utilization.
To assist clinicians, hospitals and health systems are implementing patient blood management (PBM) programs — the goal of which is to educate clinicians about evidence-based approaches to improve patient outcomes. PBM programs increase awareness of current blood transfusion guidelines, promote peer-to-peer learning and mentoring, and standardize clinician performance measures.
As we recognize Patient Blood Management Awareness Week, we encourage you to continue your efforts by organizing activities that increase awareness about PBM. Take advantage of the AABB PBM resources and download the PBM Awareness Week Poster for your facility.
Take advantage of the AABB PBM resources and download the PBM poster for your facility.
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