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This document is a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the circumstances, clinician’s judgement and patient’s preferences in each individual case. It is designed to provide information to assist decision making. Recommendations contained herein are based on the best available evidence published up to the dates shown in Appendix D. The relevance and appropriateness of the information and recommendations in this document depend on the individual circumstances. Moreover, the recommendations and guidelines are subject to change over time.
Each of the parties involved in developing this document expressly disclaims and accepts no responsibility for any undesirable consequences arising from relying on the information or recommendations contained herein.
These guidelines were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 15 November 2011, under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. In approving these guidelines the NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. This approval is valid for a period of five years.
NHMRC is satisfied that they are based on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence and make clear recommendations for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting. The NHMRC expects that all guidelines will be reviewed no less than once every five years.
This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.
Patient Blood Management Guidelines:
Development of this module was achieved through clinical input and expertise of representatives from the Colleges and Societies listed below and an independent consumer advocate (see Appendix A).The National Blood Authority gratefully acknowledges these contributions.
Module 2 – Perioperative
Australasian College 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 Orthopaedic Association
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal College of Nursing Australia
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
College and Society endorsement of this Module can be found at www.blood.gov.au
Funding and project management
Funding, Secretariat and Project Management was provided by the National Blood Authority Australia. The systematic review methods, writing of the document or development of the final recommendations and practice points have not been influenced by the views or interests of the funding body.