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BUNDLE: Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program, 4th Edition - Print and Guidance

Product Code: 224086

The 4th edition of Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program (PBM Standards) can help facilities that are implementing or enhancing PBM efforts to have a solid foundation for maintaining and optimizing the care of patients who may or may not need transfusion. Like other AABB Standards, this edition includes overarching quality standards as well as specific technical standards. The effective date of this edition is June 1, 2023.

Significant changes to the 4th edition:

  • Item #24 in the activity table requires that there be care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery or structural heart procedures in activity level 1.
  • New Standard 1.5.1 requires that patient blood management programs have operational continuity plans in place to address potential and actual inventory shortages.
  • New Standard requires that patient blood management programs take corrective action when employee competence has not been demonstrated.
  • Standard 5.1.1 added a new standard requiring that individuals with heavy bleeding potential are evaluated and managed appropriately.

Guidance for Standards for a Patient Blood Management Program includes verbatim requirements from the 4th edition of PBM Standards interspersed with guidance. Language from the PBM Standards is presented; when there is appropriate guidance for that standard, the guidance language follows the standard with the heading “Guidance.” This format allows the reader to see both the requirement and the associated guidance side by side.

Please note that there is no guidance for some standards. The Patient Blood Management Standards Committee has chosen to focus on those issues that may require additional context and/or examples to assist in attaining compliance with the PBM Standards.

(2022, AABB, softcover, 47 pages, and 2022, AABB, softcover, 68 pages)

Effective date: June 1, 2023
Nonmember price: $192
Member price: $168

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