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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156323
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing and Pharmacy, Partnering to Improve Blood Management
Abstract:
Nursing and Pharmacy, Partnering to Improve Blood Management
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Ghiglione, Mary, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Swedish Hospital Medical Center
Title:Manager
[Evidence-based Presentation] Blood Management is an area that is rapidly emerging as opportunity to improve patient care across our 1200 bed Medical Center. Information clearly indicates that blood conservation strategies offer patients a higher standard of care. The application of careful preoperative planning, meticulous surgical technique and adherence to our transfusion guidelines can lead to improved patient outcomes, reduced length of stay and decreased transfusion costs. Our goal is to educate and update physicians and nurses about the emerging data in the area of blood transfusion medicine as well as provide alternatives to transfusions and support for anemia management. We have been working to initiate blood conservation techniques at our hospital.áA collaborative effort of Physicians, Nursing, and Lab personal created an adult, pediatric and infant transfusion order form. The forms wereádeveloped to help standardize blood component ordering across all services. In conjunction with our order forms we created a poster to showcase guidelines of indications for blood transfusion. We have strategically placed our guidelines posters throughout the hospital. All patient care units and operating rooms have a poster for quick reference. Pharmacists lead anemia management support physicians and nurses as we ask them to transfuse with caution. Through our blood conservation strategies we have seen an overall reduction in RBC use across all three hospital campuses. In cardiac services we have seen a 30% reduction in red blood cell use. Elective orthopedic surgeries realized a 20% reduction in RBC use. Our data demonstrates that conservation leads to reduced length of stay for our elective orthopedic surgeries. Our data supports that with preoperative planning, anemia management, blood sparing surgical techniques and stricter adherence to our hospital transfusion guidelines we reduce the need for RBC transfusions. Our efforts have demonstrated significant reduction in actual acquisition cost of blood.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing and Pharmacy, Partnering to Improve Blood Managementen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156323-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing and Pharmacy, Partnering to Improve Blood Management</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ghiglione, Mary, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Swedish Hospital Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.ghiglione@swedish.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Blood Management is an area that is rapidly emerging as opportunity to improve patient care across our 1200 bed Medical Center. Information clearly indicates that blood conservation strategies offer patients a higher standard of care. The application of careful preoperative planning, meticulous surgical technique and adherence to our transfusion guidelines can lead to improved patient outcomes, reduced length of stay and decreased transfusion costs. Our goal is to educate and update physicians and nurses about the emerging data in the area of blood transfusion medicine as well as provide alternatives to transfusions and support for anemia management. We have been working to initiate blood conservation techniques at our hospital.&aacute;A collaborative effort of Physicians, Nursing, and Lab personal created an adult, pediatric and infant transfusion order form. The forms were&aacute;developed to help standardize blood component ordering across all services. In conjunction with our order forms we created a poster to showcase guidelines of indications for blood transfusion. We have strategically placed our guidelines posters throughout the hospital. All patient care units and operating rooms have a poster for quick reference. Pharmacists lead anemia management support physicians and nurses as we ask them to transfuse with caution. Through our blood conservation strategies we have seen an overall reduction in RBC use across all three hospital campuses. In cardiac services we have seen a 30% reduction in red blood cell use. Elective orthopedic surgeries realized a 20% reduction in RBC use. Our data demonstrates that conservation leads to reduced length of stay for our elective orthopedic surgeries. Our data supports that with preoperative planning, anemia management, blood sparing surgical techniques and stricter adherence to our hospital transfusion guidelines we reduce the need for RBC transfusions. Our efforts have demonstrated significant reduction in actual acquisition cost of blood.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:40:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:40:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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