Patient Blood Management

Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion. PBM encompasses all aspects of patient evaluation and clinical management surrounding the transfusion decision-making process, including the application of appropriate indications, as well as minimization of blood loss and optimization of patient red cell mass. PBM can reduce the need for allogeneic blood transfusions and reduce health-care costs, while ensuring that blood components are available for the patients who need them.

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Presentations

 

Access7 – Talk of the Town with Special Guest Dr. Ryan Lett, MD, FRCPC
Recording date: October 29, 2018

 

 

Anemia: A problem to Which Transfusion is Rarely the Answer
Presentation date: January 25, 2017

This 49 minute presentation is an overview of current evidence published to recognize both anemia and transfusion are independent risk factors for increased morbidity and mortality. Dr. Lett will review interventions to decrease anemia and minimize perioperative and hospitalization blood loss. This presentation has been recorded so that it can be utilized as a resource to physicians and to promote Patient Blood management in Saskatchewan.

 

PDFs of Presentation Slides

Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  
Anemia: A problem to which transfusion is rarely the answer presentation - January 25, 2017 January 13, 2018 March 20, 2018 Download
Difficulties (and Solutions) in a PBM Program - Dr. J. Freedman November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018 Download
Patient Blood Management Presentation - November 22, 2016 January 13, 2018 May 17, 2018 Download

    Patient Blood Management Algorithms

    Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  
    Investigation of Iron Deficiency Anemia Algorithm January 13, 2018 March 11, 2019 Download
    Investigation of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Toddlers and School-Aged Children April 29, 2019 May 8, 2019 Download
    Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Toddlers and School-Aged Children April 29, 2019 May 8, 2019 Download
    Obstetric Anemia Screening and Treatment Algorithm February 15, 2019 May 17, 2019 Download
    Pre-Operative Anemia Pathway January 13, 2018 March 11, 2019 Download
    Pre-Operative Hemoglobin Assessment and Optimization Algorithm January 13, 2018 March 11, 2019 Download
    START Study Algorithm October 29, 2018 May 10, 2019 Download

      Other Patient Blood Management Resources

      Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised  
      Assessment of Iron Lab/Surgical Referral Form Letter November 29, 2018 December 12, 2018 Download
      Oral Iron Guidance (Draft) December 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 Download
      RQHR PPO (#290) - Intravenous Iron Therapy January 13, 2018 December 19, 2018 Download
      RQHR PPO (#601) - Ordering of Red Blood Cells - Adults January 13, 2018 November 29, 2018 Download
      RQHR PPO (#627) - Ordering of Human Fibrinogen Concentrate (RiaSTAP™) June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 Download

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