Patient Blood Management
Patient Blood Management has become critical to patient safety and blood product inventory management. LifeSouth is proud to partner with Transfuse Solutions to provide guidance and expertise in blood transfusion as a service to our hospitals.
Transfusions are one of the most commonly performed medical procedures in hospitals, yet every blood transfusion represents a risk for the patient. To avoid unnecessary transfusions, many hospitals are implementing patient blood management systems that will establish more standardized criteria for determining the necessity of transfusion.
Focusing on patient blood management will encourage and assist physicians in making the appropriate medical decisions on a patient-by-patient basis.
We work with our partners to ensure prudent transfusion decisions and to provide the best care for the patients we serve. Our Medical Directors are available and excited to participate in our partners’ Blood Utilization Review Committees to provide consultation in current best practices and work with Transfusion safety officers, who act as champions within the hospitals overseeing blood management, encouraging peer-to-peer teamwork and facilitating the most effective transfusion solutions.
Circular of Information
Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components
Ordering Forms and Procedures
Daily Blood Inventory and Orders (Form)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Use Only: Blood Product Order Form (Form)
Hospital-to-Hospital Transfer Notice (Form)
Handle Daily Inventory Functions (Procedure)
Return Components for Normal Inventory Rotation (Procedure)
Transfer Components Directly to another Hospital (Procedure)
Transfusion Reaction Reporting
Report Adverse Transfusion Events (Procedure)
Quality Assurance Related Forms and Procedures
Report an Issue/Complaint (Procedure)
Respond to Market Withdrawals and Recalls (Procedure)
Respond to Lookback Investigations (Procedure)