Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 2


Abbreviations and acronyms

AHMAC Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

AHMC Australian Health Ministers’ Conference

ANH acute normovolemic haemodilution

ANZSBT Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

APTT activated partial thromboplastin time

ARCBS Australian Red Cross Blood Service

ASBT Australasian Society of Blood Transfusion

CABG coronary artery bypass surgery

CPB cardiopulmonary bypass surgery

CRG Clinical/Consumer Reference Group

CTEPC Clinical, Technical and Ethical Principal Committee

ESA erythropoiesis-stimulating agent

EWG Expert Working Group

FFP fresh frozen plasma

GAR Guidelines Assessment Register

ICU intensive care unit

INR international normalised ratio

JBC Jurisdictional Blood Committee

MAP mean arterial blood pressure

MI myocardial infarction

NBA National Blood Authority

NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council

NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

OPCAB off-pump coronary artery bypass

PAD preoperative autologous donation

PICO population, intervention, comparator and outcome

PP practice point

PPO population, predictor and outcome

PT prothrombin time

R recommendation

RBC red blood cell

RCT randomised controlled trial

rFVIIa recombinant activated factor VII

ROTEM rotational thromboelastometry

TEG thromboelastography

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration

THJR total hip joint replacement

TIVA total intravenous anaesthesia