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005 Patient Blood Management (PBM) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Gidday, Bonjour, Hi!

This is the first episode in my mini series on patient blood management in O&G.

Menorrhagia, haemorrhage, PV bleeding, iron deficiency, anaemia – any of this seem familiar?

It should do! These issues affect a huge number of obstetric and gyaecologic patients, and as such this is an issue we should all be interested in learning more about – so I hope you find these interesting!

I have been teaching around this topic to my colleagues and our registrars for a number of years now but thought maybe I should share some of this with you & a wider audience. The plan is to break this large topic up into smaller (aka palatable) sized mini topics of 10-15min. Let me know what you think!

I am definitely not the authority in this area but I hope to inspire you to become interested and I thoroughly recommend you go to (in my humble opinion) the two following websites to get the real low down. These are definitely the go to authoritative resources for PBM in Australasia and a big thank you to the teams there for all their hard work!:

1 The National Blood Authority (NBA): https://www.blood.gov.au/patient-blood-management-pbm

Please watch their 5 min intro video on PBM – see below:

2 Bloodsafelearning: https://bloodsafelearning.org.au/

These guys have put together some amazing elearning packages – I have personally done many of them and vouch for them.

These are definitely the go to authoritative resources for PBM in Australasia and a big thank you to the teams there for all their hard work!

Ok on with the show! here is my first mini tute which is my own attempt at explaining what PBM is and why we should rethink our traditional mental model of blood transfusion:

My Screencast (recommended) here:

Comments please!

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