Intravenous literature: Taylor, S.E. and Cross, M.H. (2013) Clinical strategies to avoid blood transfusion. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine. 14(2), p.48-50.
Both transfusion and anaemia in the perioperative period are associated with increased risk to the patient. With the advent of patient blood management programmes, we are reminded that the clinical strategies to avoid blood transfusion should be multidisciplinary, begin pre-operatively and involve every stage of the patient pathway.