bloodless medicine


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A term first used for the non-operative techniques used by Adolf Lorenz, the bloodless surgeon of Vienna, to manage orthopaedic patients, a definition that has largely fallen into disuse. The current definition refers to surgery that doesn’t require blood transfusions. Strategies used to reduce blood use are related to diet, medication, surgical techniques, and other strategies

bloodless medicine

Medical care of patients with anemia that avoids the use of transfusion therapy except for autologous transfusions.
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According to Aryeh Shander, MD, Executive Medical Director at the Institute for Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Medicine Surgery and Chief of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, "In continuing to recognize the negative impact of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on the critically-ill, our threshold for transfusion is increasing.
Crittenton offers a wide range of emergency and ambulatory services and specialized programs, including intensive care, occupational medicine, pediatric urgent care, emergency services, cardiac care, audiology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, sports medicine, radiation oncology, imaging and diagnostics, sleep and neurophysiology medicine, joint replacement, executive and travel medicine, wound management, bloodless medicine, hospice, endoscopy, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and inpatient psychiatric services.
who is also the Executive Medical Director for The Institute for Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey.
Aryeh Shander, President-Elect of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and the Executive Medical Director for The Institute for Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey, says that "transfusion guidelines such as the ASA's are becoming increasingly important for the clinician.
In 1999 Hemo Concepts began providing Integrated Blood Conservation (IBC) programs and advanced technology to hospitals and today serves more than 40 hospitals nationwide; providing ATS services, administering IBC programs and providing Blood Conservation Training through their Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Institute (BMSI).
Trinitas Hospital provides comprehensive medical/surgical services, emergency services, senior services, adult and child/adolescent psychiatric care, cardiac care, cancer services, renal services, an infectious disease program, maternal/child health services including a high-risk newborn nursery, inpatient pediatric care, diabetes management center, wound healing center, sleep disorders center and a bloodless medicine program.
The societies work to facilitate cooperation among existing and future patient blood management/blood conservation, (and/or) bloodless medicine and surgery programs as well as enhance the clinical and scientific aspects of transfusion practice.
Its other major services include: ophthalmology, emergency care (including Life Flight's air ambulance, a children's emergency center and hyperbaric medicine), critical care, bloodless medicine, pulmonary services (including an adult/pediatric sleep disorders lab), pastoral care, radiology, rehabilitation and psychiatry/psychology.