The second in a series of six evidence-based guidelines was approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 15 November 2011, and released 9 March 2012.
Module 2 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 2 includes an adaptable Preoperative Haemoglobin Assessment and Optimisation Template. The template is for patients undergoing procedures in which substantial blood loss is anticipated such as cardiac surgery, major orthopaedic, vascular and general surgery.
The Perioperative module and accompanying resources can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links below.
- Module 2 Perioperative (pdf) (15.72 MB)
- Module 2 Perioperative Online (html)
- Quick Reference Guide Perioperative (pdf) (823.97 KB)
- Preoperative Haemoglobin Assessment and Optimisation Template (174.88 KB)
- Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Mobile devices
- Online order form to request hard copies for free (within Australia only)
- Technical Report Perioperative - Volume 1a (pdf) (3.18 MB) - Review of Evidence (questions 1,2 and 4-9)
- Technical Report Perioperative - Volume 1b (pdf) (3.11 MB) - Review of Evidence (question 3)
- Technical Report Perioperative - Volume 2a (pdf) (6.84 MB) - Appendixes (questions 1,2 and 4-9)
- Technical Report Perioperative - Volume 2b (pdf) (9 MB) - Appendixes (question 3)
College & Society Endorsements
The National Blood Authority greatly appreciates and acknowledges the input received from the clinical community in producing the Patient Blood Management Guidelines. We are pleased to acknowledge that the following organisations have formally endorsed Module 2 – Perioperative:
- Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
- Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
- Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion
- Australian College of Nursing
- Australian Red Cross Blood Service
- College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand
- Medical Oncology Group of Australia
- Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Review and update of the PBM Guidelines
The National Blood Authority is currently considering the review and update process across the entire suite of modules rather than each module being updated in an isolated and iterative process. The aim is to transition to a methodology that will enable more rapid updates i.e. to a ‘living guideline’ model. For more information please refer to the Patient Blood Management Guidelines Progress Update webpage.
For more information
To provide feedback and inform future reviews of this module, please send any comments on its content or implementation, or on the accompanying materials, 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