South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Perioperative Patient Blood Management Guidelines 2020
Anaesthesiologists regularly request and administer blood components to their patients, a potentially life-saving intervention. All anaesthesiologists must be familiar with the indications and appropriate use of blood and blood components and their alternatives, but close liaison with haematologists and their local haematology blood sciences laboratory is encouraged. In the last decade, there have been considerable changes in approaches to optimal use of blood components, together with the use of alternative products, with a need to update previous guidelines and adapt them for anaesthesiologists working throughout the hospital system.
The full guidelines are available at https://doi.org/10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.6.S1
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