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MARCH 2018

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New York Marriott at the
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn, New York

PBM Certificate Course
September 12, 2018

SABM Annual Meeting
September 13 - 15, 2018


The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
invites healthcare organizations worldwide to participate in this week dedicated to educating patients and healthcare professionals about patient blood management.

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SABM 2018 Newsletter Publication Schedule

March | July | November

Carolyn Burns, MD

Tiffany Hall, RN
Associate Editor

Sherri Ozawa, RN
Kevin Wright

Contributors for This Issue

Dale Black
Deborah Didesch, CRNFA, BSN, BHA
Becky Rock, RN
Keith Samolyk, CCP
Aryeh Shander, MD
Stacie Smith, CLS
Pierre R. Tibi, MD
Jessica Varisco, RN

Marketing Director
Dale Black

Membership Services
Carmen Melseth

SABM Officers and

Continuing Education

Quantia MD (now Univadis)

SABM continues to team up with Univadis, the largest social learning and collaboration platform for physicians to offer segments on Patient Blood Management. The most recent video, released in Fall 2017, discusses Preventing Unnecessary Blood Loss in the Hospital. This video is hosted by our own newsletter editor Dr. Carolyn Burns, Pathologist and Patient Blood Management Physician, located in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the feedback from the Univadis content services manager, this segment exceeded their benchmarks for number of views and completions. The segment had over 8,000 views and 200 comments and according to their data this talk was the most popular of the ones we’ve published so far. Hats off to Dr. Burns for a fabulous contribution! If you missed out on viewing this segment you can still view it by Click here to view Dr. Burns's PBM video. If you do not have a Univadis account it is easy to sign up for and it’s free.

SABM is working on development of the next segment with Univadis focusing on optimizing coagulation. If you have a suggestion for a future topic of interest please submit to [email protected]


SABM has recently established an informal, education-oriented relationship with Dr. Joe Chaffin and his outstanding website, "Blood Bank Guy." This site has exceptional offerings on a broad range of transfusion topics that help advance evidence-based PBM practice. CME and PACE credits are often provided.  Dr. Chaffin interviewed a longtime SABM member, Dr. Steven Frank, for an episode of his award-winning podcast, “Blood Bank Guy Essentials.” Dr. Frank discussed bloodless medicine and how these elements provide direction for overarching PBM programs.  The episode will be available on March 26, 2018 on iTunes, Google Play, and the Blood Bank Guy website. Visit to learn more. 

View the NEW Fourth Edition Clinical Standards for PBM

Check out the NEW Second Edition Quality Guide to Administrative and Clinical Standards

Check out the SABM Executive Guide for Patient Blood Management Programs

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 

Join SABM's Call to Action for Medicare to Expand Coverage for Treatment of Anemia!

HERE for detailed information about what you can do to get involved.
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