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Surgery: help the patient recover from blood loss to avoid transfusion

2022-10-02T14:43:18.253Z

The High Authority for Health publishes recommendations for professionals to limit blood loss as much as possible.



Human capital, health capital, sympathy capital… these notions are commonly used.

But who has heard of his "blood capital"?

However, it is a concept that increasingly concerns doctors, in particular those who intervene in a context where the patient is likely to bleed a lot - surgeons, obstetricians and anesthesiologists-resuscitators.

It is at the heart of recent good practice recommendations from the Haute Autorité de santé (HAS), in the wake of a white paper published in 2018 by representatives of these professions.

Blood capital is the ability to recover from blood loss without resorting to transfusion.

And numerous studies have shown that taking an interest in it improves patient safety, with fewer complications and mortality after surgery.

The set of practices that allow this is called “patient blood management” (PBM), or “blood savings” in French.

They apply before, during and after an operation…

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Source: lefigaro

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