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Fri, 09/10/2015 - 17:35

The National Blood Authority (NBA) has released the much anticipated Patient Blood Management Guidelines for Obstetrics and Maternity – Module 5. An exhaustive systematic review was undertaken to ensure that Module 5 was underpinned by the best available evidence. Patient Blood Management is based on three core principles:

  • Optimise haemoglobin
  • Minimise blood loss
  • Increase tolerance for anaemia

Optimise haemoglobin prior to ‘potential risk event’ e.g. birth

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