The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care led the National Patient Blood Management Collaborative to support improvements in the management of anaemia and iron deficiency for patients having elective gastrointestinal, gynaecological and orthopaedic surgical procedures.
The Project was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. The table below provides links to a small number of resources developed by Collaborative participants. These, and others, formed part of a national set of resources to support broad-based, continual improvements in PBM.
Resources for Improved Patient Blood Management
Examples of letters to GPs and Surgeons
Letter to surgeon: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT (PDF 205KB) (PPT 66KB)
Poster to surgeon: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT (PDF 279KB) (PPT 365KB)
A combination of the NBA’s template for preoperative haemoglobin assessment and optimisation and the Mater Hospital’s traffic light template: The Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW (PDF 111KB) (PPT 880KB)
PBM Flyer: Northern Adelaide Local Health Network and Women and Children’s Health Network, SA (PDF 337KB) (PPT 493KB)
Examples of letters and information for patients
Letter: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT (PDF 605KB) (PPT 774KB)
Poster: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT (PDF 577KB) (PPT 1MB)
Brochure for patients answering questions about IV iron infusions: Central Coast LHD, NSW (PDF 795KB) (PPT 3MB)
Information sheet for patients having IV iron infusions: St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW (PDF 329KB) (PPT 489KB)
Examples of PBM education and resources
Six minute intensive training: Mater Hospital, NSW (PDF 184KB) (PPT 301KB)
Hospital forms and administration
Approved Medical Record and Preoperative Blood Management Care Plan: Northern Adelaide Local Health Network & Women and Children’s Health Network, SA (PDF 608KB) (PPT 1MB)
These resources were developed by the following organisations through the National Patient Blood Management Collaborative (NPBMC):
The resources were published with permission of NPBMC participants, with the appreciation of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.