The National Blood Authority (NBA) is funding and managing the development of the following six evidence-based modules, Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines. The PBM Guidelines reflect a systematic review of the scientific literature considered by a Clinical/Consumer Reference Group for each module represented by experts from relevant colleges, societies and consumer groups.
Module 1 Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion is intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions when managing patients with critical bleeding who require or are likely to require massive transfusion.
Module 2 Perioperative is intended to inform health-care practitioners, health educators, health service managers and policy makers about the pre, intra and postoperative care of patients undergoing surgery or invasive procedures, particularly those in which blood loss is anticipated.
Module 3 Medical is intended to assist and guide clinical decisions and coordination of health-care across the primary, secondary and tertiary care setting for patients with acute or chronic medical conditions requiring haematological intervention.
Module 4 Critical Care is intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions when managing patients requiring critical care.
Module 5 Obstetrics and Maternity is intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions when managing pregnant and postpartum women
Module 6 Neonatal and Paediatrics is open for public consultation for eight-weeks from Monday 31 August 2015 and closing on Friday 23 October 2015. Please visit the public consultation page for more details. Quarterly updates are available on this site at Patient Blood Management Guidelines Progress Updates.
Accessing the Guidelines
The NBA is conducting a brief survey to assess the potential impact of changing to online-only publication of the PBM Modules. Please help the NBA to make decisions that accord with user preferences, and complete the survey https://www.research.net/r/PBMGuidelineUserSurvey.
Electronic copies of released modules and accompanying quick reference guides are available by clicking on the relevant modules above. If you would like to order printed modules and guides, free of charge, complete the Publications Order Form. Visit PBM Guidelines: iPad App for more details on how to access modules and guides on your iPad.
Keep up to date with the progress of the Guidelines
To keep up to date with the development of the PBM Guidelines register for progress updates through BloodPortal where updates are automatically sent to your nominated email address as they are released. BloodPortal also enables users to have one place where they can update their contact details with the NBA, and subscribe to mailing lists relating to transfusion in Australia. The latest update will continue to be available on this site at Patient Blood Management Guidelines Progress Updates.
Official Launch of Modules 1, 2 and 3
The Critical Bleeding/ Massive Transfusion, Perioperative and Medical modules were officially launched on Wednesday 19 September 2012 by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Chris Baggoley. Visit PBM Guidelines Launch to see presentations and details of the launch.
For more information
The modules will be reviewed and amended five years after publication unless an issue arises (e.g. new clinical evidence relevant to practice) that triggers a need to review the document earlier. To provide feedback and inform future reviews of the modules, please send any comments on content or implementation to the project manager at:
- Email guidelines [at] blood.gov.au (subject: PBM%20Guidelines%20Enquiry)
Patient Blood Management Guidelines
National Blood Authority
Locked Bag 8430
Canberra ACT 2601
- Fax (02) 6151 5300