Care of the Surgical Patient: The Patient Blood Management Perspective Webinar

Dr. Irwin Gross, presented a webinar titled “Care of the Surgical Patient: The Patient Blood Management Perspective” on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in recognition of Patient Blood Management Awareness Week.

Dr. Gross reviewed critical aspects that included promoting evidence-based transfusion guidelines, educating physicians on the risks of transfusion and blood products, as well as providing clinical decision support for appropriate timing to transfuse. This presentation explored how a multi-disciplinary and integrated “Patient Blood Management” approach to the care of surgical patients can result in lower cost and improved clinical outcomes while embracing the patient as a full partner in their care.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key role of the clinical staff plays in patient blood management.
  • Describe the functional areas within a health system that supports Patient Blood Management.
  • Describe the key strategies for surgical health optimization and minimizing blood loss.