PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT


Explore education topics on a coordinated approach to patient care that focuses on the reduction of or avoidance of blood transfusion where possible, and the appropriate use of blood when a transfusion is needed.

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Watch this presentation by Dr Daniel Byrne (30 April 2016) discussing iron therapy in general practice. His presentation talks about iron infusions in the general setting practice for patients who cannot tolerate oral iron. Dr Byrne is a general practitioner for more than 20 years and is a long-standing partner at the Chandlers Hill Surgery, SA. He is an active member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the current Chair of the RACGP SA and NT Faculty Board.

Watch this presentation by Dr Amanda Thomson (23 April 2014), exploring the underlying patient blood management principles and clinical practice requirements for when single unit red cells should be considered. Dr Amanda Thomson is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, a Clinical Advisor for the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission Blood Watch program and the Blood Management Program at Royal North Shore/Ryde hospitals as well as Medical Editor for BloodSafe eLearning Australia.


Watch this presentation by Dr Ben Saxon (7 May 2014), exploring appropriate patient blood management principles when prescribing other blood components such as platelets, fresh frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. Dr Ben Saxon is the National Transfusion Specialist at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Haematologist at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide.


Watch this presentation by Ms Sandra Russell (17 Sept 2014), introducing the recently released cell salvage guidelines that were supported by the National Blood Authority. An update on the tools available to support transfusion best practice are also covered. Ms Sandra Russell is the Assistant Director, Blood Sector Clinical Development at the National Blood Authority.


Watch this series of presentations on massive transfusion in trauma, delivered at a Melbourne Blood Service Transfusion Round on 21 March 2013. 

Presentation 1: The role of tranexamic acid in the bleeding trauma patient. Presented by Professor Russel Gruen, Professor of Surgery and Public Health at Monash University, Director of the National Trauma Research Institute, and surgeon and head of Trauma Quality Assurance at The Alfred Hospital. 

Presentation 2: Massive Transfusion Protocol - does it work? Presented by Associate Professor Craig French, Intensive Care Unit Director at Western Health and member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Advisory Committee. 

Presentation 3: Damage control for Trauma Laparotomy and Pelvic Exsanguination. Presented by Dr Kate Martin, General Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital. Presentation 4: Recombinant Factor VIIa - maybe sometimes? Presented by Associate Professor Craig French, Intensive Care Unit Director at Western Health and member of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Advisory Committee.

Watch this series of presentations on patient blood management in critical bleeding, which were delivered at an Orange Blood Service Fellows Transfusion Round on 24 Sept 2013. 

Presentation 1: Resuscitation issues in critical care. Presented by Dr John Lambert, Intensive Care Director at the Western NSW Local Health District and fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia as well as the College of Intensive Care Medicine. 

Presentation 2: Early management of patients with severe trauma and critical bleeding. Presented by Professor Russell Gruen, Professor of Surgery and Public Health at Monash University, Director of the National Trauma Research Institute, and surgeon and head of Trauma Quality Assurance at The Alfred Hospital. 

Presentation 3: Blood management in critical bleeding - rural and remote perspective. Presented by Dr Steve Flecknoe-Brown, Director of Clinical Training and Senior Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School and NSW Health Pathology Board chair.

Watch this series of presentations on getting anemia right, delivered at a Brisbane Blood Service Transfusion Round on 12 June 2013.

Presentation 1: Functional assessment of anaemia. Presented by Dr Philip Crispin, Clinical Haematologist from Canberra Hospital and Clinical Fellow at the Blood Service. 

Presentation 2: Getting iron to work. Presented by Dr Anne Haughton, Haematologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. 

Presentation 3: Anaemia management in the community. Presented by Dr Lilon Bandler, Senior Lecturer in the Indigenous Health Education Unit at the University of Sydney.

Watch this series of presentations on salvaging red blood cells, delivered at the Adelaide Blood Service Fellows Transfusion Rounds on 18 Nov 2013. 

Presentation 1: Perioperative cell salvage - don't waste a drop. Presented by Dr Bernd Froessler, Staff Specialist in Anaesthesia at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. 

Presentation 2: Red cell salvage within CTSU of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Presented by Mr Peter Frantzis, Head of Clinical Perfusion at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

Presentation 3: The use(fulness) of the cell saver in O&G. Presented by Dr Alphonse Roex, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, now known as Northern Adelaide Health Network and Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. 

Presentation 4: Intraoperative cell salvage: a Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital experience. Presented by Dr Michelle Roets, Anaesthetic Consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Redland Hospital.