Basics of Blood Management - Book Information
By: Petra Seeber and Aryeh Shander
Commended in the Haematology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008
This unique and practical book introduces the reader to the concept of blood management and explains how to improve patient outcomes by avoiding undue blood loss, enhancing the patient's own blood, effective management of anemia and coagulopathy. Basics of Blood Management is the first book dedicated to blood management, a multidisciplinary and multimodality concept that focuses on patient outcome.
A practical and comprehensive text on the new and exciting field of blood management
- Takes an international perspective, covering conditions encountered in developing and industrial countries
- Covers all areas of organization, methods and tools
- Gives the reader an understanding of the concept and philosophy of blood management
- Provides clinical scenarios and exercises that help the reader to adapt information for their location
Whether you are an early practising clinician in hematology, transfusion, critical care, anesthesiology, surgery or internal medicine, a nursing specialist, trainee or other member of the multidisciplinary blood management team, this book will answer all your questions about blood management as an aid in improving patient outcome.
Table of Contents
1 History and organization of blood management
2 Physiology of anemia and oxygen transport
3 Anemia therapy I: erythropoiesis stimulating proteins
4 Anemia therapy II (hematinics)
5 Growth factors
6 Fluid therapy
7 The chemistry of hemostasis
8 Recombinant blood products
9 Artificial blood components
10 Oxygen therapy
11 Preparation of the patient for surgery
12 Iatrogenic blood loss
13 The physics of hemostasis
14 Anesthesia - more than sleeping
15 The use of autologous blood
16 Cell salvage
17 Blood banking
18 Transfusions. Part I: cellular components and plasma
19 Transfusions. Part II: plasma fractions
20 Law, ethics, religion, and blood management
21 Step by step to an organized blood management program
Appendix A: Detailed information
Appendix B: Sources of information for blood management
Appendix C: Program tools and forms
Appendix D: Teaching aids: research and projects
Appendix E: Address book
About the Author
Aryeh Shander, MD, is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
Dr Shander lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics relating to blood conservation, volume resuscitation, acute anemia therapy, surgical blood management, acute normovolemic hemodilution and bloodless medicine and surgery. His publications have appeared in The Lancet, the journal Transfusion, and Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine, for which he serves in Editorial and Scientific Boards.
He serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management and is Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr Schander is a member of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists where he serves on committees, both locally and nationally, and in addition, is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and a founding member of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA). In 1997 Dr Shander was recommended by Time magazine as one of America's "Heroes of Medicine".
Dr Shander received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Centre in New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Additional postgraduate training included a fellowship in critical care medicine and a residency in anesthesiology, both at Montefiore Medical Centre.
Dr Seeber, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Pain Management and Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik, Blankenhain, Germany.