What is Patient Blood Management?
Patient Blood Management, or PBM, is the measured application of evidence-based medical and surgical practices designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcomes.
What is a Patient Blood Management Program?
A patient blood management program uses a team approach to assess a patient's blood management needs. The goal of the team is to develop a plan of care that uses pharmaceuticals, technology and techniques to decrease blood loss and to enhance blood cell production. This approach reduces or eliminates the need for a blood transfusion.
What are the Benefits of Patient Blood Management?
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For more information about Patient Blood Management at YRMC, please call Dale Black, Program Coordinator, at (928) 771-5109.