Published jointly by AABB and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), Blood Management: Options for Better Patient Careis an in-depth exploration of strategies for avoiding and using transfusion therapy. Offering both a broad theoretical foundation for blood management concepts and practical information on implementing the techniques, this book emphasizes the value of combining multiple strategies to achieve the best patient outcomes.
The source material this text shares with Perioperative Blood Management: A Physician’s Handbook (also published by AABB and SABM) is matched by an equal amount of expanded and new material too detailed for a handbook format. Among the 18 chapters from more than 30 expert authors are some topics rarely addressed in the literature as they relate to blood management: quality, business plan development (including a sample plan) and pediatric surgery, to name a few. This book will prove to be an essential and accessible reference for the surgical team, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, transfusion specialists, clinicians and nurses.
Highlights include the following:
- Program development
- Quality systems
- Economics of blood management
- Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative techniques
- Pretransfusion testing
- Preoperative optimization
- Transfusion decision making
- Blood sequestration
- Point-of-care testing
- Topical hemostatics and fibrin sealants
- Ancillary techniques
- The cancer patient
- Special surgical settings, including liver, obstetric, pediatric, and cardiac surgery