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MARCH 2018

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September 12, 2018

SABM Annual Meeting
September 13 - 15, 2018


The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)
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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

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Dale Black

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Carmen Melseth

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Standards Showcase

SABM Standard #7: Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection For Administration

The hospital has the ability to collect, process, and reinfuse shed autologous blood. The hospital may also choose to collect blood from patients in the immediate preoperative period (Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution) for reinfusion in the perioperative period.

Perioperative blood collection may be performed before surgery, during surgery, and may extend into the postoperative period. The goal of perioperative blood collection and reinfusion is to decrease blood loss, preserve autologous blood cells, and minimize or avoid allogeneic blood transfusion.

Regarding the recent NEJM November article by SABM member C.D. Mazer entitled “Restrictive or Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery” we know that cardiovascular surgery is changing yet again. The focus is on limiting allogeneic blood component exposure with restrictive, evidence-based, and safe, transfusion practice.

Standard #7 reminds us that as part of a robust multimodal, multidisciplinary PBM program, we can incorporate multiple methods of salvaging the patient’s own blood in cardiovascular surgery which can also serve to limit transfusion exposure.

Autotransfusion techniques in cardiovascular surgery allow for the salvage, concentration and re-infusion of the patient’s own whole blood containing platelets, clotting factors, important plasma proteins, as well as the RBC’s. Hemofiltration of both “on” and “off-line” modified ultrafiltration help to stabilize fluid shifts at the microcirculatory level in patients and reduce dilutional bleeding/coagulopathy by concentrating the patient’s own whole blood.

Acute normovolemic hemodilution may also be considered in a subset of cardiovascular patients as a way to deliver fresh autologous whole blood. Some patients may not be candidates, particularly those with significant uncorrected preoperative anemia, aortic stenosis, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

With regards to the SABM Standard #7, Perioperative autologous cell recovery for reinfusion of all available methods result in the production of a blood product for direct reinfusion that is subject to strict process control. The perioperative program must have policies, processes, training, and procedures identified, reviewed, and approved per hospital policy and consistent with the requirements of all regulatory agencies.

Contributor: Keith A. Samolyk Pres & CEO, PBMS, CCP Emeritus

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