Confronting the current blood supply shortage – Part 3

In this final episode of our series on the blood supply, our discussion goes beyond managing red blood cells to the management of every blood component. We examine hospital practices for conserving blood and using alternatives to transfusion.

 

Guest speaker:

Akiva Faerber

Senior Principal

Vizient

 

Moderator:

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Principal

Clinical Operations and Quality

Vizient

 

Show Notes:

[00:22] Extending management beyond red blood cells

[00:52] Platelets

[03:23] Other products and technologies for blood management

[04:21] More on platelets, other products/technologies and the need for platelet donors

[07:26] Vizient recommendations concerning platelets

[09:41] Avoiding transfusions

 

Links | Resources:

To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com

Akiva Faerber’s contact email: akiva.faerber@vizientinc.com

Conservation of Blood Products (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Click here

Severe Blood Shortage (American Red Cross web page) Click here

 

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