Hospital Acquired Anemia: Anemia of Chronic Phlebotomy is organized by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and will be held from Aug 01, 2019 - May 27, 2022. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 continuing education credits/contact hours.
Directors, Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, PBM Coordinators, Perfusionists, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officer
Topic: Patient Blood Management.
While new interventions and hospital treatments can lead to better patient outcomes, at times, these advancements may have consequences. One of these is hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) which is defined as a situation where patients leave the hospital with lower hemoglobin than when they arrived. This is of particular concern for patients who are not admitted with acute blood loss or anticipated blood loss from surgery. Every hospitalized patient is at risk for developing HAA, although certain patient factors and longer hospital stays increase the risk and severity of the anemia. Unfortunately, HAA is relatively common and has been associated with poorer patient outcomes and utilization of additional hospital resources. The prevention and management of HAA require a multidisciplinary team approach with the implementation of several strategies to promote early recognition and treatment.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Define hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) and distinguish it from anemia in general.
• Discuss the prevalence and etiologies of HAA and its potential impact on patient outcomes.
• Identify the strategies for prevention and management of HAA.
• Incorporate appropriate metrics to monitor HAA within your institution and the impact of any prevention strategies.