Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 1

Critical Bleeding Massive Transfusion

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2 Methods

The development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that meet NHMRC standards involves developing a set of clinical research questions, systematically reviewing the scientific literature for evidence related to those questions, and then developing and grading recommendations based on a structured assessment of the evidence.8 The methods used in applying this process to the development of this module are outlined below, and are given in full in the accompanying two-volume technical report.2,3 A summary of the overall process for development of this module is given in Appendix D.