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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

Members / Mentors

The SABM Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for SABM members to meet one another and share stories, challenges & successes, and more. Likewise, it’s also an exciting time for the Mentorship Program—we get to witness Mentees and Mentors, who have worked together over the past year, meeting face to face, and we also welcome a new group of Mentees & Mentors to the fold!

Since the fall, the Mentorship Program has worked to match SABM members together in these new Mentoring partnerships—the aim is to provide support and encouragement, to share information about SABM’s resources and member benefits, and to spur the growth of networking/collaboration within the PBM community.

Be a Mentor! It may not seem like an email or phone call every month or so could make such a difference in growth to a colleague new to PBM or BMS, but it does…and you might be surprised at how rewarding the experience is for you, too.

If you’ve been a past Mentee, why not consider being a Mentor? Many of our past Mentees are reaching out to share what they’ve learned and ‘pay-forward’ the support they’ve received—you can make a difference in continuing to grow the PBM community.

Becky Rock
Chair, Mentorship Committee


McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI

McLaren Greater Lansing is a part of a 10-hospital system with a diverse patient population. The system embraced PBM several years ago, working toward the goals of more restrictive transfusion and single unit RBC transfusions in non-hemorrhaging patients. I became a SABM member, attended the Annual Meeting in 2016, participated in the Certificate Course and joined the Mentorship Program. Being a part of the mentorship program with SABM has helped guide me in troubleshooting cases as well as how to implement change within my facility. Currently I have a physician interested in moving toward pre-operative anemia management and my SABM mentor has helped provide a roadmap. The benefit of having a SABM mentor as a resource of information and support has been so valuable. I would strongly recommend participation in this program. Growing together in PBM is important for us as care providers and for our patients.

Contributor: Stacie Smith, CLS, TSO

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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