AABB Guide To Blood Recovery And Reinfusion In Surgery And Trauma

In just the last decade, patient blood management (PBM) programs have matured and grown in scope and sophistication. Increasingly, blood use in the surgical setting has become the centerpiece of those programs—likely because trauma victims suffer large-scale blood loss. This Guide to Blood Recovery and Reinfusion in Surgery and Trauma focuses on the perioperative collection and reinfusion of blood that is shed during surgery, as well as prevention of the need for allogeneic transfusion in the postoperative period. Topics addressed:

  • Maximizing the effectiveness of blood recovery and reinfusion
  • Details on sponges, suction, partially filled bowls, washing
  • Indications and contraindications for use of the techniques
  • Potential complications that may result
  • Storage of recovered blood
  • Administrative aspects of program operations
  • Regulatory and accreditation requirements

Included are helpful appendices on indications and contraindications for perioperative blood recovery in different patient populations.

By Richard R. Gammon, MD; Emily Coberly, MD; Alesia Kaplan, MD; Janine Shepherd, MLSCM(ASCP)SBB

AABB, 2020, illus, 36 pages, ISBN 978-1-56395-412-2

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