Good blood management includes: prevention, early identification, and treatment of anemia with non-wasteful transfusion practices.
Deborah J. Tolich is the director of blood management at Cleveland Clinic Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, where Ken Stahorsky is a coordinator and Danita Wabeke is a quality nurse. Sheila Blackmur is the education specialist at Southwest General Hospital, also in Cleveland, Ohio.
Adapted and updated from Tolich DJ, Blackmur S, Stahorsky K, Wabeke D. Blood management: best-practice transfusion strategies. Nursing. 2013;43(1):41-47.
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