ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Building a patient blood management program in a large-volume tertiary hospital setting: Problems and solutions
Serdar Günaydın1, Spahn Donat R2, Kanat Özışık1, Aslı Demir3, Göktan Aşkın1, Doğan Emre Sert1, Hale Bozkurt4, Ali Şampiyon5, Dilek Kazancı6, Arnel Boke Kılıçlı7, Şeref Alp Küçüker1, Ümit Kervan1, Mehmet Ali Özatik1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Institute of Anesthesiology, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
3Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Blood Bank, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
5Cardiovascular Perfusion Services, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
6Intensive Care Unit, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
7Department of Health Care Services, Nursing Unit, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19701
Successful implementation of a patient blood management program necessitates the collaboration of a strong organization and a multidisciplinary approach. We organized a meeting with broad participation in our center to establish a consensus for implementation of a specific patient blood management program. International and domestic experiences were shared, the importance of coordination and execution of different pillars in patient blood management were discussed, and the problems about the blood transfusion system were also investigated with the proposal for solutions. The data obtained from this meeting are presented to be a guide for similar large-volume tertiary hospitals for integration of a patient blood management protocol.
Keywords : Anemia-iron deficiency; blood preservation; blood transfusion; hemorrhage
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