Anästh Intensivmed 2017;58:568-571 Deutsch English
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Das Patient-Blood-Management-Konzept

Authors

Kai Zacharowski, Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt Theodor-Stern-Kai 7 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
P. Meybohm, Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensivme­dizin und Schmerztherapie, Universitäts­klinikum Frankfurt
A. Steinbicker, Klinik für Anästhesiologie, operative Intensivmedizin und Schmerz­therapie, Universitätsklinikum Münster
T. Schmitz-Rixen, linik für Gefäß- und Endovascular­chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt
W. Schwenk, Hamburg

Keywords

Patient Blood Management, Anaemia, Bleeding, Transfusion

Summary

Patient blood management is a multi­mo­dal concept that aims to detect, prevent and treat anaemia, optimize haemostasis, minimize iatrogenic blood loss, and support a patient-centered decision to provide optimal use of allogeneic blood products. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has already recommended patient blood management as a new standard in 2010, many hospitals have not implemented it at all or only in part in clinical practice. The German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and the German Society of Surgery therefore demand that i) all professionals involved in the treatment should implement important aspects of patient blood management considering local conditions, and ii) the structural, administrative and budgetary conditions should be created in the health care system to implement more intensively many of the measures in Germany.
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