Monthly Archives: August 2013

Case 5 (8/25/2013): Case Management Commentary

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The Joint Commission has posted proposed requirements for a “New Patient Blood Management Certification Program”

http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/field_reviews.aspx?StandardsFieldReviewId=mgiLWAa2c%2ffqDEcUno8%2fP%2f01%2bWyr%2btbPQkQY%2b0m8cu0%3d Standards Field Reviews jointcommission.org Start Date: August 29, 2013 End Date: October 10, 2013 The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation program is developing a Patient Blood Management certification program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. Patient blood management…

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Case 5 (8/25/2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/6ofui9v59c4yd4en02a7 Case 5 is a 63 year-old female patient who presents with gastroenteritis, symptomatic ascites and lower extremity edema due to diffuse metastatic breast carcinoma (liver, bone and retroperitoneal lymph nodes).

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Case 5 (8/25/2013): Patient Presentation

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Case 4 (August 18, 2013): Case Management Commentary – Assessment & Conclusion Part 2

Conclusion: This patient received 8 units plasma and 4 units PRBC. If the patient had been a Jehovah Witness member, he would not have received any blood components and likely would have had a similar outcome and perhaps shorter length

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Case 4 (August 18, 2013): Case Management Commentary – Assessment & Conclusion Part 1

Assessment The patient presented with acute distress of three days duration and pericardial effusion. The medical history is significant for multiple myeloma. Initial laboratory studies were delayed and performed 5:30 hours post-ER triage. There is an incomplete medication history and

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Case 4 (August 18, 2013): Case Management Commentary Objective Data

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Announcement from Better Blood Use

The subsequent case management for Case 4 has been posted. Case 4 is an 84 year-old male on Coumadin who presents with a large pericardial effusion and 5.7 INR measured 4.5 hours prior to admission, who received vitamin k 10

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Case 4 (August 18, 2013): Subsequent Patient Management

Click this link to download the case file from box.net:https://app.box.com/s/0d08n2182qsz87oswwjx Case 4 is an 84 year-old male on Coumadin who presents with a large pericardial effusion and 5.7 INR measured 4.5 hours prior to admission, who received vitamin k 10

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