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Blood management: From evidence to implementation

Tolich, Deborah J. MSN, RN; Blackmur, Sheila MSN, RN; Stahorsky, Ken MBA, RN; Wabeke, Danita BA, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000438649.28872.58

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.

The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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