Outlines requirements for essential activities of a patient blood management program surrounding patient evaluation and clinical management of those who may or may not require a transfusion. Specific topics include the use of appropriate indications for transfusion, minimization of blood loss, and optimization of patient red cell mass. In recognition of the range of clinical services offered at different hospitals, the Patient Blood Management Standards Program Unit created three program activity levels (Levels 1, 2 and 3). While a small hospital’s program may perform activities described as Level 3, a hospital with a large trauma center might incorporate all activities encompassed by Level 1. The levels do not reflect a hierarchy; they simply acknowledge differences in the structure of the hospital in which the PBM program is located.
Current edition: 2nd edition
Effective date: January 1, 2018
Revision cycle: 24 months (January of even numbered years)
The print version, Portal versions, and bundle packages of the 2nd edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program, are available for purchase on the Standards Resources webpage.
- Response to Comments Received to the 2nd edition of Standards for Patient Blood Management.