Comprehensive patient blood management program can reduce use of transfusions, improve patient outcomes

A growing number of hospitals have implemented patient blood management programs to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions and costs. A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that such a program can not only substantially reduce transfusion use, but also reduce length of hospital stays and in-hospital adverse outcomes.

Reducing Need for Blood Transfusion during Heart Surgery Is Focus of New Practice Guideline

Four leading medical specialty societies released a new clinical practice guideline that includes recommendations for reducing blood loss during heart surgery and improving patient outcomes. The document is a multidisciplinary collaboration among The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology, and Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management.

Mount Sinai Study Finds That Blood Clotting Drug Commonly Used for Orthopedic Surgeries Does Not Increase Complications for High-Risk Patients

Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Tranexamic Acid, a Blood Clotting Drug Commonly Used for Orthopedic Surgeries, Does Not Increase Complications for High-Risk Patients