The National Blood Authority (NBA) is currently working on a range of activities to support hospital and pathology services to fully implement the National Safety and Quality Standard for Blood and Blood Products. One of the ways in which this is being achieved is to identify areas of best practice already in existence across the country, record and document these practices for others to view and further develop in their own workplace.
This case study illustrates efforts undertaken by clinical staff at The Prince Charles Hospital in detecting, managing and monitoring critical bleeding in cardiac surgery patients through the use of Point of Care Coagulation Testing.
Thanks to the team at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane for sharing their great work with ROTEM and PBM.
Violeta is based in the Hunter Valley NSW