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What is PBM? PBM “… improves patient outcomes by improving the patient’s medical and surgical management in ways that boost and conserve the patient’s own blood. As a consequence of better management, patients usually require fewer transfusions of donated blood components thus avoiding transfusion-associated complications. The National Blood Authority (NBA) is funding and managing the development of evidence-based, Patient Blood Management Guidelines. A multidisciplinary team determines, with the patient, the specific management plan, which makes every reasonable endeavour to optimise the patient’s own blood volume, minimise blood loss, and optimise the patient’s physiological tolerance of anaemia.” (National Blood Authority, http://www.blood.gov.au/patient-blood-management-pbm).
Module 1 Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion
Module 2 Perioperative
Module 3 Medical
Module 4 Critical Care
Module 5 Obstetrics and Maternity
Module 6 Paediatrics/Neonates
The NBA has many programs in place to help promote safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products. One of these is the National blood and blood product wastage reduction strategy 2013-2017 has been developed to reduce unnecessary wastage of blood and blood products. A part of this strategy involves displaying the Cost of blood products on fresh blood product labels.
Guidelines for the Administration of Blood Products, 2nd Edition, December 2011. Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Royal College of Nursing Australia.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion
Blood Matters Program
BloodSafe eLearning Australia
Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL)
International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
National Blood Authority (NBA)
Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT)