South African Society of Anaesthesiologists Perioperative Patient Blood Management Guidelines 2020

Keywords: Perioperative Patient Blood Management Guidelines 2020

Abstract

Anaesthesiologists regularly request and administer blood components to their patients, a potentially life-saving intervention. All anaesthesiologists must be familiar with the indications and appropriate use of blood and blood components and their alternatives, but close liaison with haematologists and their local haematology blood sciences laboratory is encouraged. In the last decade, there have been considerable changes in approaches to optimal use of blood components, together with the use of alternative products, with a need to update previous guidelines and adapt them for anaesthesiologists working throughout the hospital system.

The full guidelines are available at https://doi.org/10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.6.S1 

Author Biographies

R Wise, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Adult Intensive Care Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

D Bishop, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-
Natal, South Africa

M Gibbs, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

K Govender, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

M F M James, University of Cape Town

Emeritus Professor Anaesthesiology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

F Kabambi, Walter Sisulu University

Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, South Africa; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Science, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

V Louw, University of Cape Town

Chair and Head of Division of Clinical Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa

N Mdladla, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

L Moipalai

Anaesthesiologist in Private Practice, Convener and organising member of South African Society of Neuroscience in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (SASNACC)

P Motchabi-Chakane, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Witwatersrand. President CASSA, SouthAfrica

D Nolte, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesia, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital; Department of Anaesthesia, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

R Rodseth, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

F Schneider, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

E Turton, University of the Free State

Universitas Academic Hospital, Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology University of the Free State, South Africa

Published
2020-11-19
Section
SA Society of Anaesthesiologists Perioperative Patient Blood Management