An Introduction to Patient Blood Management

Publication Date: 24 April 2024
Continuing Education Units: Hours: 0.5

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Dr. Evan Bloch will provide an overview of patient blood management (PBM). He will discuss the populations and/or settings where implementation of a PBM program may be of benefit. Dr. Bloch includes recommendations and discusses challenges related to implementation.

Lecture Objectives:

• Define patient Blood management (PBM) 
• Understand the rationale 
• Identify populations who benefit from and/or require PBM 
• Describe approaches in use along with the supporting evidence 
• How to implement a PBM program 
• Caveats to PBM
  • Run Time: 51 minutes

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Evan Bloch, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pathology, Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine Division
John Hopkins University School of Medicine, International Health (joint appointment)
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
John Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Evan Bloch is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he serves as the Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine and Medical Director of the Apheresis Service; he also holds a joint appointment in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Bloch’s medical training and subsequent clinical practice spurred an interest in blood transfusion safety in resource-constrained settings. To this end, he has been actively involved in research, education and operational outreach related to advancement of global blood transfusion safety.

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