Appropriate Use of Resources: Patient Blood Management

Thursday, May 1, 2014

In the November 2013 white paper, "Appropriate Use of Medical Resources," the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum identified a “top five” list of hospital-based procedures or interventions that warrant deeper review and discussion by patients and physicians. The first area of focus is appropriate blood management in inpatient services. This joint AHA/AABB webinar provides an overview of the initiative, addresses the benefits of implementing a hospital-based, cross-functional patient blood management (PBM) program and reviews the resources available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the clinical and financial benefits of implementing PBM practices.
  • Learn the components of a comprehensive PBM program.
  • Understand the challenges of PBM program implementation.

To download the webinar recording free of charge, click here »

About the Physician Leadership Forum:
As part of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system. For more information, visit

About AABB:
AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership consists of nearly 2,000 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers. Members are located in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit