Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion. PBM encompasses all aspects of patient evaluation and clinical management surrounding the transfusion decision-making process, including the application of appropriate indications, as well as minimization of blood loss and optimization of patient red cell mass. PBM can reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions and reduce health-care costs, while ensuring that blood components are available for the patients who need them.
As a leading organization in the education of health-care professionals about blood management and utilization review, AABB offers resources that address the various aspects of PBM, helping members achieve their goals of optimizing patient outcomes, preventing unnecessary blood usage and auditing physician compliance with established criteria for transfusion.
Patient Blood Management: Better Care and Patient Outcomes
October 24, 2014
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The AABB Patient Blood Management (PBM) Workshop will engage attendees with discussions about the business case and the business plan for PBM. Topics include the use of benchmarking and other data in PBM, the role of the transfusion committee, driving adoption of PBM practices within hospital systems, platelet function in endothelial cell repair, intravenous iron administration and the role of the perfusionist. In addition, representatives from an organization that built a program from the ground up will share their experiences and lessons learned. A vendor showcase reception highlighting the latest innovations in the field will follow the educational program. Learn more. Register today, or contact AABB’s Patient Blood Management department.
Best Practices and Clinical Practice Guidelines
Red Blood Cell Transfusion: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AABB (Annals of Internal Medicine; March 26 2012)
Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Plasma Transfusion (TRANSFUSION 2010;50:1227-39)
Events and Collaborations
AABB 2014 PBM Webinar Series
AABB 2014 PBM Audioconferences