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MARCH 2018

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New York Marriott at the
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn, New York

PBM Certificate Course
September 12, 2018

SABM Annual Meeting
September 13 - 15, 2018


The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
invites healthcare organizations worldwide to participate in this week dedicated to educating patients and healthcare professionals about patient blood management.

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SABM 2018 Newsletter Publication Schedule

March | July | November

Carolyn Burns, MD

Tiffany Hall, RN
Associate Editor

Sherri Ozawa, RN
Kevin Wright

Contributors for This Issue

Dale Black
Deborah Didesch, CRNFA, BSN, BHA
Becky Rock, RN
Keith Samolyk, CCP
Aryeh Shander, MD
Stacie Smith, CLS
Pierre R. Tibi, MD
Jessica Varisco, RN

Marketing Director
Dale Black

Membership Services
Carmen Melseth

SABM Officers and

Welcome to the SABM Winter Newsletter!

Greetings. We welcome you to the first edition of this new year. A few exciting changes are in store for 2018.

First, we will be releasing three newsletters per year moving forward, not four, which allows us to pack each edition with outstanding features, news, and views.  We will begin regularly promoting our members-in-print, including the publications in our collaborative PBM subsection in Anesthesia & Analgesia.  Of course, if you or your colleagues have scholarly works or presentations via other venues, please send them our way so we might announce these too.

Additional mentor/mentee testimonials will be included.  More of the membership is participating in this program and we love to hear your feedback and experiences.  Finally, keep your eyes open for the latest updates on the 2018 Annual Meeting in Brooklyn, the 2019 meeting booked in Baltimore, new links to educational opportunities, and a meet-our-new-board-members section. Peruse the excellent content provided not only by the Newsletter Team, but more importantly by member contributors.  We so enjoy featuring the membership, allowing everyone a look at your individual and hospital affiliate achievements. 

Thank you for sharing.

Relax, read, learn, and enjoy.

Best, Dr. Carolyn Burns


SABM PBM Certificate Course 

All day course and exam on Wednesday September 12, 2018

Recognized as the leader in patient blood management (PBM), the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) is again offering the Patient Blood Management Certificate Course at its Annual Meeting to be held in Brooklyn, New York. Using the SABM Administrative and Clinical Standards for PBM Programs as a framework, this course provides participants with patient-centered PBM concepts, best practice applications, and direction in program growth and development. Developed by dedicated and passionate SABM members who are recognized clinical experts in the field of Patient Blood Management, the curriculum will be of great value to any PBM nurse, PBM medical Director, physician, perfusionist, PBM coordinator/director, Bloodless Medicine Coordinator, TSO, administrator, or advocate working in the field of PBM. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be among those who earn the SABM PBM Certificate! What you will learn in one day:

• Leadership, Teamwork and administrative Concepts
• Law, Ethics and Patient Rights
• Physiology of Anemia and Oxygen Delivery
• Pre-op Evaluation and Preparation of the Surgical Patient
• Peri-operative PBM
• The Clotting Cascade
• PBM concepts for Pediatrics, Anesthesia and surgery, Trauma and Obstetrics
• Blood Administration and Transfusion Safety
• Data Collection for Evaluation of Transfusion Practice
• Profound Anemia when Blood is not an Option

Be on the lookout for early registration information coming soon.

View the NEW Fourth Edition Clinical Standards for PBM

Check out the NEW Second Edition Quality Guide to Administrative and Clinical Standards

Check out the SABM Executive Guide for Patient Blood Management Programs

Consider submitting your future manuscripts in PBM for peer review and publication in this new section. The success of this endeavor will depend on the provision of material to make it lively and attractive to our colleagues and other professionals in the field.

Members Invited to Submit Papers CLICK HERE 

Join SABM's Call to Action for Medicare to Expand Coverage for Treatment of Anemia!

HERE for detailed information about what you can do to get involved.
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