Blood Management: Options for Better Patient Care

Published jointly by AABB and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), Blood Management: Options for Better Patient Care is an in-depth exploration of strategies for avoiding and using transfusion therapy.


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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

(AABB, 2008, soft cover, 441 pages, ISBN# 978-1-56395-253-1)

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Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 7 × 1 in