• Improving patient blood management in obstetrics

    15 August 2018 Topic will be prerecorded and made available at 1:30PM AEST

    Suspected iron deficiency and anaemia remain a problem for pregnant women coming into delivery, and may lead to a red cell transfusion in the event of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). The Australian Red Cross Blood Service collaborated with health services to conduct clinical practice improvement to support patient blood management initiatives.

    Dr Cindy Flores, Patient Blood Management Education Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria and Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Describe practice improvement partnerships to improve iron deficiency and anaemia detection and management in pregnancy

    • Explore the development of practice improvement tools and their contribution to systemic change in a health service

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