• PBM TOOLKIT

    SABM STANDARDS, QUALITY GUIDE AND EXECUTIVE GUIDE

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  • SABM 360

    SABM Members:

    Introducing SABM360, a digital destination for patient blood management articles, videos, continuing education and literature reviews.

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  • The Iron Corner

    A leading clinical resource for treating iron deficiency anemia.

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  • SABM Physicians

    SABM PBM CERTIFICATE COURSE WITH EXAM – NOW ONLINE!

    Physicians, nurses & other healthcare personnel looking to grow their knowledge and skills in Patient Blood Management—from ethics to advanced techniques—should consider enrolling in the new online course.

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SABM PBM Online Certificate Course
offered with live sessions each week with Industry Leaders

Register before October 12 to be a part of this special opportunity

Purpose: The SABM Patient Blood Management Certificate Course with Exam provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed for those working in the field of PBM. This course was created by recognized clinical experts in the field of PBM. This course offers administrative guidance, PBM program principles, clinical concepts and best practice applications.

As part of the SABM PBM Awareness Week that occurs November 2-6, 2020 we are offering a special opportunity where PBM Online Certificate Course attendees will proceed through the 15 module course over a four week period and each week will end with a live question and answer session with the industry leaders and select faculty from the PBM Certificate Course.

The special cohort of students will start on October 12 and will complete a set number of modules each week.  Please click ONLINE below for full information.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Perfusionists, Healthcare Advocates and Administrators.

Methods: ONLINE 

NOT A MEMBER YET? JOIN BY CLICKING HERE

SABM Announces Virtual Member Networking

Wednesday, October  7 at 8pm ET

SABM is launching a networking opportunity for SABM Members only. 

SABM wants to provide all SABM members the opportunity to network with your colleagues in an informal setting so we are launching our “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere” networking series.  These sessions will be for SABM members only.  There will be no formal agenda so this is a great opportunity to ask your colleagues questions while supporting each other.  These are stressful times and we all need support and answers and these sessions will provide that opportunity.  We have time slots that are geared to both the East Coast and the West Coast.

There is no charge to participate in this opportunity but we do ask that you only register if you are sure you can attend since there are a limited number of spaces.

TO REGISTER FOR THE SESSION ON OCTOBER 7 PLEASE CLICK HERE

NOT A MEMBER YET? JOIN BY CLICKING HERE

SABM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting is going Virtual

Continuing education credits for the three days of activity are estimated at 17 hours. Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management.  Please click here to find detailed continuing education credit information. 

September 10-12, 2020 

The SABM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting occurred September 10-12, 2020.  There were over 575 people registered for the event and over 25 countries represented.  

The recordings of the sessions are being completed and we will be launching registration for the archived sessions next week.  The recordings and other materials will be available until October 31.

Please check back for for additional details.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

SABM has convened a COVID-19 Advisory Board to search out, review and circulate COVID-19 resources that will be helpful to the SABM community.  If you have a recommendation for the COVID-19 Resource Page please email the link or item to tbower@sabm.org.  We hope you find this information helpful.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RESOURCE PAGE

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Annual savings in direct costs of >=$1 million and indirect cost savings of several million have been realized by some hospitals due to quality initiatives aimed at decreasing overuse of RBC transfusion without any detriment of patient outcome.1

Geisinger Health System: Wehler, A. 2014. Unpublished data, cited with permissione
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The patient’s signature on an informed consent form…does not ensure that the patient was informed of the true risk and potential benefits of transfusion or the alternatives that are available in a hospital with a comprehensive patient blood management program. 2
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Up to 90% of patients become anemic by day 3 in the intensive care unit.3
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Skilled management of hemodynamics and oxygenation can be used to avoid transfusion with the same or improved clinical outcomes in most otherwise healthy patients with a hemoglobin greater than 3-5 g/dl and intact cardiovascular reflex capabilities.2

What is Patient Blood Management (PBM)?

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome.

PBM Programs Across the Globe


      SABM Research Grant


      SABM Physicians

      The SABM Research Grant, supported by an educational grant from HemoSonics, LLC, is intended to advance the field of patient blood management by supporting an investigator who intends to study methods of advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patient blood management-related issues or concepts. The grant provides starter funding to further scientific inquiry and clinical knowledge in the field. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.

      Learn more or donate today.

      Executive Corner


      PBM

      "As an administrator, you don’t often have something presented to you that improves patient safety, improves clinical outcomes, quality of care -- and also saves money. And that’s exactly what a PBM program does.” - Larry Burns, FACHE, SABM Advisory Director

      The SABM Executive Guide shows you how and why you should implement a PBM Program at your hospital.

      View the Table of Contents. To learn more about purchasing the guide, go to Publications.

      Download the complimentary Executive PBMP Slide Deck.

      Patient Resources


      Anemia Tract

      Anemia is a condition that indicates there are not enough red blood cells in your circulation to transport sufficient amounts of oxygen to your body’s tissues. Oxygen acts like fuel—it provides energy for your muscles and organs to work. With anemia, other body systems have to compensate to deliver an adequate amount of oxygen to the tissues. For example, the heart beats faster and breathing becomes more rapid as the lungs take in air. Download the patient and healthcare consumer guide Anemia Treatment Strategies You Should Know to learn more.