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Building and Sustaining a Blood Management Program

How Creating and Implementing Standards for Transfusions Resulted in Better Clinical Outcomes and Cost Savings for Hospitals

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Implementation of a standardized blood management program is one hospital initiative that addresses many of today’s challenges which include reduced funding, rising blood costs and the desire for better clinical outcomes. Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures occurring in hospitals today, but when it comes to this lifesaving treatment, more is not always better.

Learn how one hospital leveraged a blood management program to:

  • establish a clear framework for blood conversation to make open heart surgery safer
  • apply the framework to reduce cardiac patients’ need for surgical transfusion
  • achieve a 100 percent decrease in infections, falling from 3.2 to 0 percent

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