Data from British Society for Haematology (BSH) - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 13 March 2018

Status

live

Latest update

06-Sep-15

Pre-operative anaemia may significantly affect patient outcomes. Anaemic patients are at increased risk of transfusion, mortality and major morbidity, in proportion to the severity of anaemia. There are three distinct reasons to consider the identification and management of pre-operative anaemia as important:
• Anaemia detected during surgical work-up may be secondary to previously undiagnosed disease, e.g. malignancy.
• To reduce the likelihood of having to resort to transfusion, thus limiting demand on donors and conserving blood supplies for those patients who need it most.
• To avoid unnecessarily exposing surgical patients to potential adverse effects of anaemia, transfusion or both.

Read full guideline

Comments

You will need to login, to leave a comment.

epgonline.org is not monitored for collection of adverse event reports. Any adverse events should be reported to your national reporting agency and/or the manufacturer.

Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management

Discover the latest guidance on assessment and management of pain, agitation and delirium for patients requiring sedation.

+ 4 more

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

+ 3 more

Load more

Related Content