• PBM TOOLKIT

    SABM STANDARDS, QUALITY GUIDE AND EXECUTIVE GUIDE

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  • SABM 360

    SABM Members:

    Introducing SABM360, a digital destination for patient blood management articles, videos, continuing education and literature reviews.

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  • The Iron Corner

    A leading clinical resource for treating iron deficiency anemia.

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  • SABM Physicians

    SABM PBM CERTIFICATE COURSE WITH EXAM – NOW ONLINE!

    Physicians, nurses & other healthcare personnel looking to grow their knowledge and skills in Patient Blood Management—from ethics to advanced techniques—should consider enrolling in the new online course.

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Annual savings in direct costs of >=$1 million and indirect cost savings of several million have been realized by some hospitals due to quality initiatives aimed at decreasing overuse of RBC transfusion without any detriment of patient outcome.1

Geisinger Health System: Wehler, A. 2014. Unpublished data, cited with permissione
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The patient’s signature on an informed consent form…does not ensure that the patient was informed of the true risk and potential benefits of transfusion or the alternatives that are available in a hospital with a comprehensive patient blood management program. 2
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Up to 90% of patients become anemic by day 3 in the intensive care unit.3
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Skilled management of hemodynamics and oxygenation can be used to avoid transfusion with the same or improved clinical outcomes in most otherwise healthy patients with a hemoglobin greater than 3-5 g/dl and intact cardiovascular reflex capabilities.2

What is Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome.

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      SABM Research Grant


      SABM Physicians

      The SABM Research Grant, supported by an educational grant from HemoSonics, LLC, is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting an investigator who intends to study methods of advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patient blood management-related issues or concepts. The grant provides starter funding to further scientific inquiry and clinical knowledge in the field.

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      Executive Corner


      PBM

      "As an administrator, you don’t often have something presented to you that improves patient safety, improves clinical outcomes, quality of care -- and also saves money. And that’s exactly what a PBM program does.” - Larry Burns, FACHE, SABM Advisory Director

      The SABM Executive Guide shows you how and why you should implement a PBM Program at your hospital.

      View the Table of Contents. To learn more about purchasing the guide, go to Publications.

      Download the complimentary Executive PBMP Slide Deck.

      Patient Resources


      Anemia Tract

      Anemia is a condition that indicates there are not enough red blood cells in your circulation to transport sufficient amounts of oxygen to your body’s tissues. Oxygen acts like fuel—it provides energy for your muscles and organs to work. With anemia, other body systems have to compensate to deliver an adequate amount of oxygen to the tissues. For example, the heart beats faster and breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs take in air. Download the patient and healthcare consumer guide Anemia Treatment Strategies You Should Know to learn more.