Patient Blood Management/Utilization (PBM) is the scientific use of safe and effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding in an effort to improve patient outcomes. (Society for the Advancement of Blood Management, 2018) TriHealth's Good Samaritan and Bethesda North hospitals have received The Gold Seal of Approval® for patient blood management from The Joint Commission and AABB.
Receiving The Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission means that TriHealth met or exceeded the most comprehensive evaluation process in the health care industry. Widely recognized as a symbol of quality, The Joint Commission partners with the AABB, the global leader in standards development, accreditation, and implementation of quality systems in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Reducing blood waste, improving patient outcomes and reducing transfusion-related risks and costs makes their collaboration with AABB vital. TriHealth values this quality relationship with The Joint Commission and AABB.
Anemia is a condition in which you don’t have enough health red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body tissues. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin which is a protein in your red blood cells. There are many reasons a person may be anemic, including iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, bleeding, chronic inflammation, diseases of the bone marrow (which is the organ where blood is made), aging, and diseases that destroy blood cells.
(whole grain and bran-based)
Dried apricots and peaches
Lean meat and turkey
Nuts (e.g. cashews, Brazil nuts, walnuts)
Halibut, haddock, perch
|Ford, P.A., Ford, M., & Grant, S. (2016). Patient blood management strategies to treat anemia and thrombocytopenia in the cancer patient. In J. H. Waters, & S.M. Frank, Patient Blood|
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