Patient Blood Management

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the scientific use of safe and effective medical and surgical technologies designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding in an effort to improve patient outcomes. The PBM program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist uses a team approach to assess a patient’s blood management needs. The goal of the team is to develop a plan of care that uses pharmaceuticals, technology and techniques to decrease blood loss and to enhance red blood cell production. This approach reduces or eliminates the need for a blood transfusion.