The Blood Management and Reduction Program

Blood Management

The program is based on a scientific, evidence-based, and multi-disciplinary tactic, which is focused on improving patient safety and quality outcomes through promoting the optimal use of blood products. 

The program uses an approach that is data driven, systems oriented, and patient centered. It aims at improving patient outcomes through reducing unnecessary and inappropriate transfusions leading to a decrease in complications, serious adverse events, inpatient length of stay, and readmission.

It is designed to ensure that each and every transfusion is appropriate, safe, and efficient in using resources to include blood products and components, healthcare providers’ time, laboratory testing, medical supplies, and healthcare dollars.

The goals are achieved by managing pre-operative anemia, adopting minimally invasive procedures, minimizing blood volume sampling, appropriate transfusion triggers, and proper usage of blood products.

The program demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to patient-centered, evidence-based care and ensures that the life-saving gift of a blood donation is used appropriately and responsibly. It encompasses all aspects of patient evaluation and clinical management surrounding the transfusion decision-making process to include the application of appropriate indications, minimization of blood loss, and optimization of patient red-cell mass.

 

Contact Information

Hind Jaber-Daou MSN, MHA, MT, RN (CCRN)
Nurse Coordinator 
Office: (804) 828-5599 
Hind.JaberDaou@vcuhealth.org