Acute Anemia Toolkit: Bloodless Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Richard Verstraete, RN, Nurse Coordinator Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

An added challenge in many healthcare settings is managing bloodless medicine patients who require modified care specific to anemia. This presentation will cover an overview of anemia, reviewing the hemoglobin continuum and its challenging landscape from optimization to critical oxygen deficit. Further, it will review specific ways to optimize the patient for surgery through a structured prehabilitation and preoperative anemia management program. We will also discuss the value of specific laboratory parameters for developing an anemia management toolkit to help insure a good patient outcome.


  • Describe the impact of anemia on patient outcomes
  • Identify ways to optimize the surgical patient through a comprehensive prehabilitation program and anemia management clinic
  • Recognize the value of specific lab parameters as a tool for the management of anemia

This session provides 1 contact hour through P.A.C.E.® and the state of Florida.

Sysmex America is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program.

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