The National Blood Authority (NBA) is funding and managing the development of a series of evidence-based Patient Blood Management (PBM) Guidelines, comprising six modules. The PBM Guidelines reflect a systematic review of the scientific literature and clinical expert consensus. Further details on the development process are outlined on the development process page.
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 1 is currently being reviewed. The review is being conducted as part of a pilot project to test various approaches to update the PBM Guidelines. The aim of the pilot is to use the lessons learned from the review of Module 1 to update the remaining modules using more efficient and cost-effective methodologies.
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 intended to assist and guide health-care professionals in making clinical decisions about blood management in neonatal and paediatric patients.
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, you can 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 patient blood management and transfusion in Australia. The latest update is available on this site at Patient Blood Management Guidelines Progress Updates.
For more information
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