Public Consultation

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is currently undertaking  the following public consultations. The NBA welcomes comments from individuals or groups on topics in the required formats and timeframes.

If you have any questions please contact the contact officer for each public consultation topic or email submissions [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au.

To view outcomes from previous consultations visit Closed Public Consultations.

Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Adults

The NBA has commissioned the development of a suite of patient blood management (PBM) tools by various stakeholders as outlined by the PBM Guideline Implementation Strategy. This strategy has been considered and shaped by the PBM Guidelines Clinical/Consumer Reference Group members and subsequently endorsed by the PBM Steering Committee and the Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC). The tools are intended to be used as a resource for health professionals to use in implementing the recommendations and practice points in the PBM Guidelines.

The Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Adult, now available for comment, provides a resource to support the implementation of the evidence-based PBM Guidelines and recommendations.

This guide has been developed to assist clinicians determine the appropriate formulation and dosage of iron replacement therapy for adult patients. It is intended for an audience of health care professionals.

The Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Adult has been developed by the Transfusion Practices and Education Team at the Blood Service. An initial draft was reviewed by the PBM Steering Committee. Further amendments will be made following feedback from public consultation prior to being made available on the NBA website.

Contact Officer: Sandra Russell 02 61515048

Please forward comments to submissions [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au by Thursday, 20 November 2014

Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Paediatric

The NBA has commissioned the development of a suite of patient blood management (PBM) tools by various stakeholders as outlined by the PBM Guideline Implementation Strategy. This strategy has been considered and shaped by the PBM Guidelines Clinical/Consumer Reference Group members and subsequently endorsed by the PBM Steering Committee and the Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC). The tools are intended to be used as a resource for health professionals to use in implementing the recommendations and practice points in the PBM Guidelines.

The Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Paediatric, now available for comment, provides a resource to support the implementation of the evidence-based PBM Guidelines and recommendations.

This guide has been developed to assist clinicians determine the appropriate formulation and dosage of iron replacement therapy for paediatric patients. It is intended for an audience of health care professionals.

The Iron Product Choice and Dose Calculation Guide - Paediatric has been developed by the Transfusion Practices and Education Team at the Blood Service. An initial draft was reviewed by Clinical/Consumer Reference group for PBM Module 6: Paediatrics and Neonates and the PBM Steering Committee. Further amendments will be made following feedback from public consultation prior to being made available on the NBA website.

Contact Officer: Sandra Russell 02 61515048

Please forward comments to Submissions [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au by Thursday, 20 November 2014

Preoperative Bleeding Risk Assessment and Intervention Resource

The NBA has commissioned the development of a suite of patient blood management (PBM) tools by various stakeholders as outlined by the PBM Guideline Implementation Strategy. This strategy has been considered and shaped by the PBM Guidelines Clinical/Consumer Reference Group members and subsequently endorsed by the PBM Steering Committee and the Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC). The tools are intended to be used as a resource for health professionals to use in implementing the recommendations and practice points in the PBM Guidelines.

The Preoperative bleeding risk assessment and intervention resource, now available for comment, has been designed for health care professionals to provide guidance regarding available tools and resources to assist with assessment of bleeding risk. It also provides evidence and consensus based guidance regarding intervention when an increased bleeding risk is identified.

The Preoperative bleeding risk assessment and intervention resource has been developed by the Transfusion Practices and Education Team at the Blood Service. An initial draft has been reviewed by the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation and the PBM Steering Committee. Further amendments will be made following feedback from public consultation prior to being made available on the NBA website.

Contact Officer: Sandra Russell 02 61515048

Please forward comments to submissions [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au by Thursday, 20 November 2014