The global need for blood transfusions is increasing due to the growing numbers of surgical procedures with enlarged bleeding risk and accompanying therapies in tumor diseases. Patient Blood Management is a concept strongly recommended by the World Health Organization to be implemendted by all Member States in order to avoid unnecessary blood transfusions by utilizig the patient's own reserves.PBM is an interdisciplinary cross-sectoral, mulit-modal and, in particular, patient-oriented bundle concept aimed at the appropriate reduction of transfusion rates in large surgeries and oncological diseases and aimed to the reduction of transfusion-associated complications and costs both in short-term and long-term perspectives.
The target group for the university course "Patient Blood Management", Master of Science comprises persons with a university degree at least at undergraduate level in the medical field.
Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sibylle Kietaibl, MBA
Scientific director of the courses "Patient Blood Management"