MIMS Education

A Primer on Optimizing Patient Outcomes Using Patient Blood Management

A Primer on Optimizing Patient Outcomes Using Patient Blood Management

Internal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeHaematology
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About this course

Patient blood management (PBM) is a patient-centered, systematic, evidence-based approach to improve patient outcomes by managing and preserving the patient’s own blood, while promoting patient safety and empowerment. It is governed by three pillars that can guide a physician in the management of their patient. This e-learning module summarizes the benefits of PBM and its clinical applications.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Define patient blood management
  • Describe how patient blood management can optimize patient outcomes
  • Understand the importance and benefits of patient blood management
  • Gain insight into the principles of patient blood management and how it can be applied to one’s clinical practice

Topics covered

  • Definition of PBM
  • Background and evolution of PBM
  • The 3 pillars of PBM
  • Application and benefits of PBM
  • Future direction of PBM
Keywords: patient blood management, pillars of PBM, optimizing patient outcomes