Standard 1: Leadership and Program Structure
Standard 2: Consent Process and Patient Directives
Standard 3: Blood Administration Safety
Standard 4: Review and Evaluation of the Patient Blood Management Program
Standard 5: Transfusion Guidelines and Peer Review of Transfusions
Standard 6: Preoperative Anemia Evaluation and Readiness for Surgery
Standard 7: Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection for Administration
Standard 8: Blood Loss Associated with Surgery, Procedures, and Underlying Medical Conditions, including Antithrombotic Therapy, Antiplatelet Therapy, and Coagulopathy
Standard 9: Antithrombotic Therapy, Antiplatelet Therapy, and Coagulopathy
Standard 10: Massive Hemorrhage Protocol
Standard 11: Management of Anemia in Hospitalized Patients
Standard 12: Management of Anemia in Non-surgical Outpatient
Standard 13: Patient Blood Management for Pediatric Patients
AUTHOR: SABM and The Society for Hospital Medicine
The Anemia Prevention and Management Implementation Guide is the result of a joint collaboration between SABM and The Society for Hospital Medicine. It is estimated that one third of the world’s population suffers from anemia. In hospitalized patients, the presence of anemia is an independent risk factor for a host of unfavorable outcomes, yet it Is often ignored or overlooked. Early detection and treatment can reduce risk and improve the health status of patients. This guide provides a framework for hospital based anemia management quality improvement projects, resulting in better quality care at reduced cost.
SABM is proud to partner with Choosing Wisely(R), an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures.
Download Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question and place in waiting or exam rooms, or give to patients as handouts to educate them about overuse. Also available in Español.
SABM wins first step with CMS at the National Government Services for policy changes to help facilitate expanded coverage on the use of Intravenous iron as an outpatient anemia management strategy.
SABM has created an educational campaign to increase awareness about current issues regarding the treatment restrictions for anemia. This campaign includes a background presentation “SABM Call for CMS Coverage of Anemia Treatment”, a slide presentation provided to CMS “SABM Call for CMS Coverage of IV Iron”, and a Sample letter for MAC healthcare providers interested in affecting change of the policy restrictions (LCD’s) administered by their local Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC’S).
SABM encourages you to use this free downloadable material to get informed and educate others to improve the care of so many patients affected by anemia.
Download Sample Letter for MAC
Attention Hospital Administrators!
The SABM Executive Guide shows you how and why you should implement a PBM Program at your hospital.
Consider these reasons:
Get the guide and start exploring what lies ahead!
Download the complimentary Executive PBMP Slide Deck.
Download the SABM Foundational Principles of Patient Blood Management presentation.
General and membership information brochure for United States individuals and hospitals
SABM is a multi disciplinary, multispecialty clinical organization comprised of the global leaders in Patient Blood Management (PBM). SABM encourages healthcare professionals from the US and around the world to join us as members. SABM also has a robust hospital affiliate program which offers healthcare institutions and systems valuable benefit packages which includes direct access to US and International PBM clinical and administrative leaders.
For information about SABM and individual membership or hospital affiliation, please download an informative brochure here:
For individuals and hospitals/institutions from outside the USA, please download here:
As patient blood management becomes increasingly recognized as an important contributor to improved outcomes, cost savings, and patient safety, many institutions seek guidance in implementing comprehensive, quality programs. SABM, as the only professional organization whose full focus is on patient blood management, has created the comprehensive standards for such programs. They can be downloaded here. To effectively measure program quality and compliance with standards, SABM is proud to offer a newly published Quality Guide for each of the 13 SABM Standards. This valuable guide is designed to assist those practitioners and institutions that seek to establish a formal organization-wide PBM program to align their quality improvement programs using the framework of the SABM Standards. This guide can be downloaded as a PDF for a nominal fee of $100 for members or $125 for non-members.