Patient Blood Management
Patient blood management (PBM) is a new standard of care in medicine and surgery to manage and conserve a patient's own blood, reducing reliance on the donor blood supply.
In collaboration with Fremantle GP Network, Fremantle Hospital has been awarded a Research Translation Project grant for their project 'Primary care and tertiary care clinicians working with patients to ensure they are "Fit for Surgery" .'
This project seeks to involve the GP in the identification and management of anaemia and other morbidities such as iron deficiency that affect fitness for surgery, prior to attendance at preoperative clinics and admission for surgery. PBM involves all levels of healthcare delivery including the General Practice primary care services.
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