The Patient Blood Management Guidelines Companions

The Patient Blood Management Guidelines : Companions are intended to be used as a resource for healthcare professionals wanting to become involved in PBM strategies to implement the National Patient Blood Management (PBM) guidelines recommendations and practice points. This Companion tool provides supporting information aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of the guidelines and how they can be used to achieve better patient care and outcomes.

The Companions are set out with a PBM strategy or technique as a separate topic, generally covered in one to two pages. Each topic starts with key messages, followed by clinical implications, then the detailed information and finally links to loads of resources to help expand your knowledge.


The National Blood Authority extends its appreciation to the Transfusion Practice and Education team at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood for the development of this resource.

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