SABM PBM Standards

Identifying an unmet medical need, SABM has developed the Administrative and Clinical Standards for Patient Blood Management Programs, 2nd Edition®2013. These standards span all activities related to Patient Blood Management (PBM) and are intended to optimize clinical outcomes and improve patient safety.

The PBM Standards are not intended to provide strict indications, contraindications or other criteria for the practice of clinical medicine and surgery. Clinical decisions—the sole responsibility of the health care provider—may vary from patient to patient and are subject to good clinical judgment. As such, the PBM Standards should not be used as the only basis for making case-specific decisions regarding patient recommendations or diagnostic testing.

This document is a dynamic one since new information is rapidly emerging. Those practitioners and institutions that seek to establish a formal organization-wide PBM program should follow these Standards.

Table of Contents

  Foreword (p 1-2)
Standard 1 Leadership and Program Structure (pp 3-4)
Standard 2 Consent Process and Patient Directives (pp 5-6)
Standard 3 Blood Administration Safety (pp 7-8)
Standard 4 Review and Evaluation of the Patient Blood Management Program (pp 9-10)
Standard 5 Transfusion Guidelines and Peer Review of Transfusions (pp 12-14)
Standard 6 Preoperative Anemia Management (pp 15-17)
Standard 7 Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection for Administration (pp 18-20)
Standard 8 Phlebotomy Blood Loss (pp 21-22)
Standard 9 Minimizing Blood Loss Associated with Surgery, Procedures, Underlying Medical Conditions Including Antithrombotic Therapy, Antiplatelet Therapy, and Coagulopathy (pp 23-25)
Standard 10 Massive Transfusion Protocol (pp 26-28)
Standard 11 Management of Anemia in Hospitalized Patients (pp 29-30)
Standard 12 Management of Anemia in Non-surgical Outpatients (pp 31-32)
  References (pp 33-39)