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.

Undiagnosed iron deficiency and anaemia are frequently seen in the surgical setting. The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne has developed Victorian statewide best practice guidance tools for the identification and management of iron deficiency anaemia in children undergoing major surgery.

Presenter: Dr Gemma Crighton, Paediatric Haematologist at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

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May 2019

This session will review the history of patient blood management and transfusion medicine from 1880 to 2018.

Presenter:Professor James Isbister, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School.

A focus on a prominent women's health issue: optimising iron stores in pregnancy, dealing with postpartum haemorrhage and minimising transfusion.

Presenters:Dr Elske Posma, Head of Obstetrics, Western Health

Dr Aggie Kujawa, General Practice Obstetrics Registrar, Leongatha
  Dr Cindy Flores, Transfusion Policy and Education Project Officer, Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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This session outlines the GCUH targeted coagulation management strategy and its implementation using case study examples. The rationale, the evidence and the technology is highlighted.

Presenter:Dr James Winearls, Consultant Intensivist, Gold Coast University Hospital.

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27 July 2016 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Australia/Sydney 

The management of iron deficiency anaemia is one of the patient blood management strategies that can reduce the need for a transfusion.  There are a range of iron preparations.

Ms Barbara Parker is a Clinical Practice Consultant in Patient Blood Management for the BloodSafe Program SA.

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.

June 2020

This presentation will provide an overview of the resources developed by the Lifeblood Transfusion Policy and Education (TPE) across the different career segments and explain how they contribute to patient blood management (PBM).

The TPE team provides a supporting role in patient care through development and delivery of traditional and innovative education and clinical practice improvement support tools to enhance transfusion and PBM practice. 

Presenter:Dr Ben Saxon, Medical Director, Policy and Education, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.