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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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Standard 3

An important item for Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) members, and those interested in Patient Blood Management (PBM) to understand, is the change made to Standard 3 from the SABM Administrative and Clinical Standards for Patient Blood Management Programs. Standard 3: BLOOD ADMINISTRATION SAFETY, from the 4th edition of the standards, has been eliminated and replaced in the 5th edition, 2019, with the new Standard 3: PHYSIOLOGIC TOLERANCE TO ANEMIA.

This change is due in part to the philosophy of SABM that PBM is not transfusion-centric, but rather patient-centric. Blood administration and safety are covered by transfusion organizations but their concepts are not as broad as the SABM patient centered model. In this new standard,  guidance, through clear policies and protocols for both medical and surgical patients, are provided to optimize tissue oxygen delivery, avoid organ hypoxia and therein reduce ischemic complications, potentially limiting or even eliminating the need for transfusion.

The full 5th edition of SABM Administrative and Clinical Standards for Patient Blood Management Programs can be found below.

Contributor: Mary Ann O’Brien RN, MSN, CCRN, CNE


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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.

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