Perioperative Blood Management (PBM) is a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach to utilizing blood transfusions of the right type, at the right time and the right amount. PBM is founded on the idea that the patient has an adequate volume of blood and can act as their own blood bank.
Increase safety by limiting allogeneic transfusion risk
Patients benefit from the safety of receiving their own blood as opposed to incurring the risks associated with receiving donor blood. By implementing a PBM program and strategically minimizing allogeneic blood transfusion (blood received from another person), you can help to promote patient safety in the following ways:
Reduce infection risk
Decrease length of stay
Eliminate transfusion reactions
Reduce administrative errors
The cost of blood is significant and increasing. Beyond the acquisition cost of allogeneic blood, there are processing costs associated with each unit that can bring the total cost per unit to over $500.
Our clients benefit from significant cost reductions in the purchase of blood, preparing and delivering the blood and post-transfusion complications. A PBM program conserves the blood supply while providing typical savings between 5-15% of the current total spend on blood.
PBM program recommendations
Procirca follows these seven steps in the application of our Total Blood Management Plan:
Employ strict evidence based transfusion thresholds for transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma
Minimize preoperative autologous donations
Minimize iatrogenic blood loss through use of point of care testing, low volume blood sample and reduced testing frequency
Optimize preoperative hemoglobin
Perioperative autologous blood recovery and use of biologics according to the American
Association of Blood Banks Standards
Educate, audit and report through the blood utilization review committee
Offer bloodless approach when specifically indicated
Procirca offers a comprehensive set of PBM services