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SABM 2019 Newsletter Publication 

Editor: Kevin T. Wright
Associate Editor: Majed Refaai, MD

Christine Cahill, MS, BSN, RN
Mary Ann O'Brien, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNE

Contributors for This Issue

Eloa Adams, MD
Leon Binette, RN
Carolyn Burns, MD

Tiffany Hall, RN

Queeneth Kalu, MD
Sherri Ozawa, RN
Prakash Patel, MD
Becky Rock, RN
Stephanie Smith, RN
Nathaniel Usoro, MD
Sarah Walbolt, BSN, RN 

Carmen Melseth

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Members / Mentors

Aurora Cancer Care Anemia Clinic in Milwuakee, WI USA

Patient Blood Management (PBM) Programs may differ based on the breadth of in-patient/out-patient services, number of PBM staff, tools and policies. All PBM Programs strive to impact the most patients using the available resources. This common goal results in processes that can be shared between Programs. Networking and sharing is vital for programs to increase their efficiency and to expand services. To this end, I have found the SABM Mentoring Program advantageous.

Reid Bowers and I began our mentoring relationship in the summer of 2018. Reid is a physician assistant and principal provider at Aurora Cancer Care Anemia Clinic in Milwaukee. His clinic primarily services a cardiothoracic surgery population. We met on a monthly basis to discuss a broad range of topics; occasionally I would ask our Medical Director and Anemia Clinic Staff to join in the conversations depending on the agenda. We shared our patient workflows, treatment protocols, order sets, and policies. Though our EMRs differed, we had similar issues accessing the medical record to identify patients requiring anemia management. We compared our bloodless policies and shared educational materials utilized at our hospitals. Recently we reviewed Reid’s SABM Poster presentation, giving critique and advice. During the past year, we accessed the SABM Nursing Education Group for assistance with our questions.

Involvement in the SABM Mentorship Program has facilitated improvements for us as individual providers, as well as our staff and services. We encourage all SABM members, whether new or established, to participate.

Contributor: Leon Binette, RN, Nurse Coordinator, Patient Blood Management

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Anesthesia & Analgesia

Consider submitting your future manuscripts in PBM for peer review and publication in this new section. The success of this endeavor will depend on the provision of material to make it lively and attractive to our colleagues and other professionals in the field.

Members Invited to Submit Papers CLICK HERE