Focused Update: European Society of Anesthesiology Guidelines on the Management of Severe Perioperative Bleeding
European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) guidelines on the management of severe perioperative bleeding (POB) were published recently.
In a Nataonline Focused Update, Prof. Kozek-Langenecker, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Evangelical Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria, and first author of the article published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, provides an overview of the recommendations.
The basis of clinical questions covered in the ESA guidelines is wide, she explains. POB management is not restricted to procoagulant strategies in overt POB but also includes patient optimization before, during and after bleeding. A web-app summarizing the key messages of the guidelines is available on the ESA website.
Read more on this
15th Annual NATA Symposium
The 15th Annual NATA Symposium on Patient Blood Management, Hemostasis and Thrombosis will take place at the Alfândega Congress Center in Porto, Portugal, on April 10-11, 2014.
The scientific committee has selected the following topics for plenary sessions:
- Blood Transfusion Services in 2014
- The Safety of Blood and Alternatives
- Cell Salvage: When and How?
- The Challenges Posed by New Oral Anticoagulants
- Understanding and Monitoring Coagulopathy in Clinical Practice
- Pro/Con Debate: Should Hydroxyethyl Starches Be Abandoned?
In addition, 4 practical workshops on highly clinically relevant topics, each repeated twice, will provide an excellent opportunity for clinical discussions and exchange of experience:
- Patient Blood Management—The Basics
- Cell Salvage for the Inexperienced—An Overview of the Available Technologies
- Management of Massive Bleeding: Meet the Experts
- Perioperative and Emergency Management of Oral Anticoagulants
The deadline for abstract submission is December 1, 2013.
Click here for more information
Slide Presentations from 2013 and 2012 Annual Symposia
We are pleased to provide NATA members with PDF versions of presentations delivered at the 2012 (Copenhagen) and 2013 (Vienna) annual symposia. These presentations are made available with permission from the authors and may have been modified to remove unpublished or copyrighted material. Please visit the Members' area are to view or download NATA speaker presentations.
Focused Update: Patient Blood Management in Liver Surgery
Patient blood management (PBM) in hepatic surgery, especially orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), still presents a formidable challenge although such procedures are performed by experienced surgical and anesthetic teams.
In a Nataonline Focused Update, Prof. Manuel Muñoz, Transfusion Medicine, University of Málaga, Spain, shows that a multidisciplinary PBM program aimed to increase preoperative red cell mass, decrease surgical blood loss, and optimize tolerance to postoperative anemia may result in a substantial reduction of transfusion requirements in liver resections and OLT.
Read more on this