The Joint Commission and AABB announced a partnership Dec. 3 that will provide a joint hospital certification program for patient blood management. Facilities are interested in this voluntary certification, which is based on the AABB Standard for a Patient Blood Management Program, will be able to participate in early 2016.
The partnership stated: “An evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion, Patient Blood Management encompasses all aspects of patient evaluation and clinical management surrounding the transfusion decision-making process. It can reduce the need for allogenic blood transfusions and reduce health care costs, while ensuring that blood components are available for the patients who need them.”
Facilites interested in the program can contact: email@example.com