Patient Blood Management (PBM) is an innovative clinical concept that aims to reduce the need forallogenic blood transfusions, cut health-care costs, and avert or correct the risk factors related toblood transfusion, thus minimizing the rate of side effects and complications. This comprehensivehands-on volume offers a three-point approach for the implementation of PBM to improve patientoutcome, focusing on how to prevent or treat anemia, reduce blood loss, and increase anemiatolerance. The book also goes beyond preoperative PBM, with detailed accounts of coagulationdisorder management and the administration of coagulation products and platelet concentrates., Special Features:Presentsa clear three-pillar strategy for the application of PBM: diagnosis andtreatment of anemia, reduction of peri-interventional blood loss, andoptimization of the tolerance to anemia in the everyday clinical settingCoversissues such as PBM during surgery, requirements for modern transfusionmedicine, ordering blood products, the role of pre-anesthesia clinics,benchmarking processes, and potential implications of PBM in the publichealth sectorOverview of research in PBM including landmark studies and current clinical trialsBoxes in each chapter highlighting key information, core statements, and summariesA multidisciplinary and international team of contributors experienced in PBMPatient Blood Managementis a guide for clinicians and residents whose patients are at risk foranemia, coagulation disorders, or severe blood loss. Anesthesiologists,surgeons, and specialists involved in the use of blood and bloodproducts can use the book for quick reference or to learn more about aleading-edge concept for optimizing patient safety and improvingoutcome.
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