Patient Blood Management Guidelines

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.  Further details on the development process are outline on the development process page.

Image of front cover of Module 1 Patient Blood Management Guidelines Critical Bleeding Massive TransfusionModule 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.

Image of front cover of Module 2 Patient Blood Management Guidelines PerioperativeModule 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.

Image of front cover of Module 3 Patient Blood Management Guidelines MedicalModule 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.

Image of front cover of Module 4 Patient Blood Management Guidelines Critical CareModule 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 in its final stages of development after an eight week public consultation period. Quarterly updates are available on this site at  Patient Blood Management Guidelines Progress Updates.

 

Accessing the Guidelines

Electronic copies of released modules and accompanying quick reference guides (QRGs) are available by clicking on the relevant modules above. 
They can also be added to your iPhone, iPad or Android devices for easy access. For instructions on how to add the modules or QRGs to your device, choose iPhone/iPad or Android
If you would like to order printed modules and QRGs, free of charge, please complete the Publications Order Form

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.

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)
  • Mail:
    Patient Blood Management Guidelines
    National Blood Authority
    Locked Bag 8430
    Canberra ACT 2601
  • Fax (02) 6151 5300