Implementing a standardized blood management program is one hospital initiative that addresses many of today’s challenges, including reduced funds, rising blood costs, and the desire for better clinical outcomes. Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures occurring in hospitals today, but when it comes to this lifesaving treatment, more is not always better.
In this white paper, you will learn how one hospital leveraged a blood management program to:
-- Establish a clear framework for blood conversation to make open heart surgery safer
-- Apply the framework to reduce cardiac patients’ need for surgical transfusion
-- Achieve a 100% decrease in infections, falling from 3.2% to 0%