[Patient blood management (part 2). Practice: the 3 pillars].

  title={[Patient blood management (part 2). Practice: the 3 pillars].},
  author={Hans Gombotz and Axel Hofman and Peter H. Rehak and Johann Kurz},
  journal={Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie : AINS},
  volume={46 7-8},
Patient blood management (PBM) is a patient-specific multidisciplinary, multimodal, evidence-based concept to appropriately conserve and manage a patient's own blood as a vital resource. PBM is based on 3 pillars: the first is the optimization of the patient's endogenous red cell mass, the second is the minimization of bleeding and blood loss and the third involves harnessing and optimizing the patient-specific physiological tolerance of anemia, including adopting more restrictive transfusion… CONTINUE READING